Charles River Associates (CRA) strengthens its antitrust and competition economics practice

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a global leader in the provision of economic, financial and management consulting services, today announced that Joshua Gans has joined CRA as Principal Consultant in the antitrust and competition economics practice of its Toronto office.

Joshua Gans is Professor of Strategic Management and Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Economics. Professor Gans is also chief economist of the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto. Prior to 2011, he was a founding Professor of Management (Information Economics) at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.

Professor Gans specializes in innovation competition, intellectual property, licensing, utility regulation, vertical mergers, digital economy and recently in artificial intelligence and crypto economics -cash. Professor Gans is a prolific author with a significant number of publications on the most topical technology and competition issues currently being debated in policy circles. He has testified in a wide range of regulatory and litigation matters before numerous bodies around the world, including in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

“We are pleased to welcome Professor Gans to the ARC team,” said ARC President and CEO Paul Maleh. “He will greatly contribute the economic insights and jurisdiction-specific expertise to our Antitrust & Competition Economics practice, which supports clients around the world.

“Professor Gans is a brilliant economist and an eloquent communicator, which makes him a highly sought after expert in testimony,” said Margaret Sanderson, head of the CRA’s antitrust and competition economics practice. “His range of expertise is enormous and highly relevant to today’s digital debates. I am delighted that Joshua has chosen ARC as his home base for consulting staff support. »

Professor Gans’ research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Regulatory Economics, among other publications . He is also a widely published author, with 14 popular books and blogs with thousands of followers. Professor Gans is the Editor-in-Chief of the Department (Business Strategy) of Management Science and Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and serves on the editorial boards of the BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy; economic analysis and policy; Games; and examining the economics of networks.

Professor Gans holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an Honors degree in Economics from the University of Queensland. In 2012, he was named a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Research Associate in the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. Professor Gans is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, an Emeritus Fellow of the Luohan Academy, a Senior Fellow at the e61 Institute, and an Affiliate Fellow at the Center for Digital Business at MIT.

About ARCs Practice of Antitrust and Competition Economics

ARC’s competition economists provide economic analysis and testimony on competition issues around the world. Many have served in government antitrust agencies and are members of top academic, economic and legal faculties. Their experience spans many industries including healthcare, energy, hardware/software, retail, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, entertainment, transportation, natural resources , sports, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, financial services and consumer products.

About Charles River Associates (ARC)

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Statements in this press release regarding the addition of Joshua Gans, ARC’s antitrust and competition economics practice, future business Joshua Gans may generate for ARC, and statements using the terms “enhance(s)”, “contribute” or similar expressions are “forward-looking”. as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties. The information contained in these forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and actual performance and results may differ materially due to many important factors. These factors that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made by ARC include, among others, the failure to generate commitments for us; dependence on the growth of our Antitrust & Competition Economics practice; potential loss of customers; the demand environment; global economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition, and other potential factors that could affect our financial results are included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those under the heading “Risk Factors.” We cannot guarantee future results, activity levels, performance or achievements. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, nor do we intend to do so.

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