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Christian Salas is a Senior Economist in the Antitrust and Competition Practice at Bates White. Dr. Salas specializes in economic analysis of competition, including merger simulations and damages estimation. He has worked on matters involving the chemical, energy, and healthcare industries on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General offices, and private companies. 

Dr. Salas has extensive experience applying causal-inference econometrics and game theory to study strategic behavior in markets. Prior to joining Bates White, he conducted research at Yale University, the World Bank, and the Catholic University of Chile. He has served as an instructor of Principle of Economics, Game Theory, and Econometrics and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, Energy Economics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Stata Journal, and the World Bank Research Observer.


PhD, Public Policy (with a focus on Mathematical Economics), University of Chicago

MA, Economics, Catholic University of Chile

BA, Business and Economics, Catholic University of Chile

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