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University of Chicago & University College London


Chairman, Global Economics Inc.
Founding Editor: Competition Policy International
Boston, Massachusetts
Lecturer: University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Lecturer: University College London
London, Great Britain


David S. Evans, is the Chairman of the Global Economics Group in the firm’s Boston office, and has broad experience in the economics of antitrust, intellectual property, and financial regulation. Dr. Evans has an international practice and has worked on matters in the United States, the European Union, China, Brazil, Australia, and other jurisdictions. He has provided economic advice on a wide range of industries but has special expertise in financial services, internet-based, media, and information-technology based businesses. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on platform-based (“two-sided market”) businesses.

Dr. Evans currently teaches economics and antitrust at the University of Chicago Law School where he is a Lecturer and at the University College London where he is a Visiting Professor. He is the Founder and Publisher of Competition Policy International and is on the editorial boards of Concurrences and The Review of Network Economics. He has authored or edited 8 books and more than 100 articles and book chapters.

Dr. Evans was a Managing Director of LECG (2004-2011) where he was the head of its global antitrust practice and Vice Chairman of LECG Europe. Previously he was Senior Vice President at NERA (1989-2004) where he was also a member of the management committee and board of directors. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1983 and subsequently taught at the Department of Economics and the Law School at Fordham University in New York.

Appearances and Testimony:
Dr. Evans has appeared before the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, European Commission, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Securities and Exchange Commission. He has testified before the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. He has also testified before various Federal and state courts in the United States and the European General Court.

Representative Matters:

Dr. Evans has worked on mergers, monopolization and abuse of dominance, and joint venture cases in multiple jurisdictions. A number of his matters have involved the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property and the antitrust of information technology/on-line businesses. He has also worked on regulatory matters involving payment systems, consumer financial protection, derivatives regulation, and the regulation of exchanges.
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago (1983)

The Law and Economics of Tying
Testimony on Tying for the DOJ/FTC Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct
Multisided Platforms, Dynamic Competition, and the Assessment of Market Power for Internet-Based Firms
Letter From The Editor
Multisided Platforms, Dynamic Competition and the Assessment of Market Power for Internet-based Firms
The Emerging High-Court Jurisprudence On The Antitrust Analysis Of Multisided Platforms
Why the Dynamics of Competition for Online Platforms Leads to Sleepless Nights But Not Sleepy Monopolies
Network Effects: March To The Evidence, Not To The Slogans
The Antitrust Analysis of Rules and Standards for Software Platforms
Letter from the Editor - Autumn 2014

Qihoo 360 v Tencent: First Antitrust Decision by The Supreme Court
How the Proposed Payments Legislation Will Restrain Competition Among Payment Card Schemes and Harm Consumers in the European Union
Evans on How Proposed EU Payments Legislation Will Restrain Competition
Assessing Unfair Pricing Under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law for Innovation-Intensive Industries
An Introduction to Appropriating the Returns from Industrial Research and Development
Analyzing Competition Among Internet Players: Qihoo 360 v. Tencent
What the Court’s Expert in the Interchange Fee Litigation Said about Analyzing Antitrust for Two-Sided Platforms
Economics Of Vertical Restraints For Multi-Sided Platforms
The Consensus Among Economists on Multisided Platforms and the Implications for Excluding Evidence That Ignores It
Analyzing Competition Among Internet Players: Qihoo 360 v. Tencent
How Card Regulation is Killing Competition
The Qihoo v. Tencent Landmark Decision
Banking on Competition
Is it Time to Exclude Experts Who Ignore the Multisided Platform Literature? Part I
Seven Principles for Reforming Financial Benchmarks

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