Lawrence Wu

Dr. Wu's expertise is in the fields of antitrust and intellectual property economics at Nera Economic Consulting. He has testified in US district courts and in a variety of regulatory proceedings. Prior to joining NERA, he was a staff economist in the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). From 2011 to 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University.

In the area of antitrust, Dr. Wu has evaluated the competitive effects of numerous mergers and acquisitions. These include proposed and consummated transactions.  He also has been retained as an economic expert to testify on issues related to antitrust class certification, liability, and damages. He has testified on issues related to price fixing, as well as market definition and market power in antitrust litigations involving allegations of exclusive contracting, price discrimination, and anticompetitive exclusionary conduct. Dr. Wu has analyzed these and other competitive issues in a variety of retail, manufacturing, and service industries, but he is particularly well known for his work in the area of health care, which includes health insurance, hospital services, physician services, and a variety of medical devices and technologies.

With respect to intellectual property economics, Dr. Wu has testified on reasonable royalties, and he has written and consulted on issues involving patent pools.