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Hal White

Halbert White was a founder of Bates White and Chancellor’s Associates Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He was one of the world’s leading economists, recognized for setting new research standards and influencing a broad range of economic disciplines. He had particular expertise in econometrics and pioneered innovative approaches to econometric methods, statistics, and modeling.

Dr. White had more than 30 years of academic and consulting experience. His expertise has and continues to be applied to solve complex challenges for federal agencies and companies across a wide range of industries. He was a prominent testifying expert on damages and provided expert services to numerous defendant and plaintiff clients involved in international price-fixing matters. He appeared before competition agencies to present economic analysis of the antitrust implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. White published more than 100 books and articles, and held the unique distinction of having authored the most-cited paper in the peer-reviewed economics literature since 1970. He was a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, and held multiple distinctions including: Who’s Who in the World, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and Econometric Society Fellow. He was listed in Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Competition Economists.


PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AB, Princeton University

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