Antitrust issues are guided by economic concepts such as market power and competition.  The experts at Vega Economics help our clients interpret these complex issues in a logical and organized way. Expert testimony from economists is critical to establishing the violation of antitrust law.  Economists at Vega provide support and expert testimony to address antitrust issues such as: restraint of trade in a relevant product and geographic markets, causation, and quantification of damages.

Some examples of recent engagements include:

  • Bond Price Rigging Litigation: Vega is currently engaged to develop economic analyses and provide technical writing to be used in drafting of a complaint alleging collusion among bond traders to fix bond prices. Our team utilized public data to find evidence that could confirm the existence and measure the impact of defendants’ conspiracy in the bond market. These analyses demonstrated that defendants’ price-fixing conspiracy artificially inflated prices investors paid when buying bonds and deflated prices when selling bonds.
  • Benchmark Rate Antitrust Litigation: Our team provided litigation consulting and support in a benchmark rate antitrust class action. Investors claimed that the allegedly rigged benchmark rates diminished their returns on trades, pension plans, and savings accounts. Vega was retained to assist with development of case strategy and overall case management including providing market and technical analytics and discovery support. Vega assisted counsel in isolating the key economic factors needing expert testimony and provided academic and industry experts to support these analyses.

Vega is committed to finding the perfect expert for each case. A few of the academic and industry professionals in our network include:

Stephen F. Hamilton
Professor in the Department of Economics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
  • Valuation & Damages
Xiaoyong Zheng
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
Jason Winfree
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Idaho
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
Carlos Noton
Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Chile
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Consumer Finance
Samir Mamadehussene
Assistant Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics
  • Antitrust & Competition
Kosuke Uetake
Assistant Professor in the Yale University School of Management
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
  • Marketing
Yizao Liu
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
Jose Miguel Abito
Assistant Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
Rajeev Bhattacharya
Professor of Finance at R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Securities
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Valuation & Damages
Farasat Bokhari
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Economics and Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Healthcare & Health Economics
  • Insurance & Risk
Daniel Gottlieb
Assistant Professor of Economics at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Insurance & Risk
Sudip Gupta
Clinical Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics at Fordham University
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Corporate Finance
  • FinTech
  • Securities
  • Valuation & Damages
Joseph Harrington
Patrick T. Harker Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Antitrust & Competition
John Kagel
University Chaired Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Economics Laboratory at the Ohio State University
  • Antitrust & Competition