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Christian Salas is a Manager in the Antitrust and Competition Practice at Bates White. Dr. Salas specializes in economic analysis of competition, including market definition, merger simulations, and damages estimation, as well as the analysis of single-firm conduct and monopolization. He has worked on merger, collusion, and monopolization matters involving the agriculture, chemical, energy, healthcare, and tech industries on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General offices, and private companies. In addition, Dr. Salas has applied economic theory to model the streaming music industry in order to determine royalty rates that align with the statutory objectives for reasonable terms and rates.

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 Antitrust Source, Energy Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Public Choice.


PhD, Mathematical Economics, University of Chicago

MA, Economics, Catholic University of Chile

BA, Business and Economics, Catholic University of Chile


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