• Phone: 617-353-4408
  • E-Mail:  salinger@bu.edu
  • Website: http://management.bu.edu
  • Office: 540
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics, 1982.

    BA, Yale University, Honors in Economics, 1978.

  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    GSM PL714 F1 Topics in Managerial Economics

    GSM PL727 D1 Organizations, Markets, and Society

    GSM PL882 F1 Public Policy Analysis

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Salinger, M. A., & Levinson, R. (2015). Economics and the FTC's Google Investigation. Review of Industrial Organization, 46(1), 25-57.

      Salinger, M. A., & Levinson, R. (2014). Economic Considerations Raised by the FTC's Investigation of Google's Search Practices. Competition Policy International, 10(Fall/Winter), 103-117. Boston.

      Salinger, M. (2011). Simple Economics of the Price-Setting Newsvendor Problem. Management Science, 57(11), 1996-1998.

      Salinger, M. A. (2011). The 2010 Revised Merger Guidelines and Modern Industrial Economics. Review of Industrial Organization/Springer, 39(1-2), 159-168. Heidleberg.

      Evans, D. S., & Salinger, M. (2005). Why Do Firms Bundle and Tie? Evidence from Competitive Markets and Implications for Tying Law. Yale Journal on Regulation,

      Salinger, M. (1998). Regulating Prices to Equal Forward-Looking Costs: Cost-Based Prices or Price-Based Costs?. Journal of Regulatory Economics,

      Amaral, L. A., Buldyrev, S. V., Havlin, S., Salinger, M., & Stanley, H. E. (1998). Power Law Scaling for a System of Interacting Units with Complex Internal Structure. Physical Review Letters,

      Stanley, M. H., Amaral, L. A., Buldyrev, S. V., Havlin, S., Leschhorn, H., Maass, P., Salinger, M., & Stanley, H. E. (1996). Scaling Behaviour in the Growth of Companies. Nature,

      Salinger, M. (1995). A Graphical Analysis of Bundling. The Journal of Business,

      Salinger, M. (1992). Standard Errors in Event Studies. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis,

      Salinger, M. (1991). Vertical Mergers in Multi-Product Industries and Edgeworth's Paradox of Taxation. Journal of Industrial Economics, Oxford.

      Salinger, M. (1990). The Concentration-Margins Relationship Reconsidered. Micro-Brookings Papers on Economic Activity,

      Salinger, M. (1988). Vertical Mergers and Market Foreclosure. Quarterly Journal of Economics, Cambridge, MA.

      Salinger, M. (1984). Tobin's q, Unionization, and the Concentration-Profits Relationship. Rand Journal of Economics,

      Anderson, K., Durbin, E., & Salinger, M. (Accepted). The Economics of Identity Theft. Journal of Economic Perspectives,

      Salinger, M. A. All-Units Discounts by a Dominant Producer Threatened by Partial Entry. Antitrust Law Journal,SSRN,
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      Salinger, M. A., & Layne-Farrar, A. Bundling of RAND-Committed Patents. Research Policy,
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    Book Chapters:

      Salinger, M. A. (2014). Vertical Mergers, in The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, Daniel Sokol, New York: Oxford University Press, pp 551-585.

      Salinger, M., & Summers, L. H. (1984). in Tax Reform and Corporate Investment: A Microeconometric Stimulation Study, in M. Feldstein, ed., Behavioral Stimulation Methods in Tax Policy Analysis : University of Chicago Press, pp 247-281.

    Working Papers:

      Salinger, M. A., & Elbittar, A. (Accepted). White Paper on Vertical Restraints. Mexico City: Centro Regional de Competencia para America Latina.

      Salinger, M. A. Tying, Bundling, and the Cost of Product-Offering Complexity. : Marketing Science.

    Other Publications:

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. "Planned" Costs.

      Salinger, M. A. BioFuel Energy Corp..

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. Capital Costs.

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. Demand Curves: What they are and what they are good for.

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. Demand Elasticity and the Lerner Rule.

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. PL 727: Mathematics Pre-Work.

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. PL 727: Present Discounted Value.

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. Profits.

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. Realized Costs.

      Salinger, M. A., & Rebitzer, J. Using Market Data to Model Demand.

  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Salinger, M. A. (Author Only). Conditional Pricing Practices: Economic Analysis and Legal Policy Implications, Anticompetitive Loyalty Discounts by a Dominant Producer Threatened by Partial Entry, FTC/DOJ, Washjington, DC. (June 23, 2014).

    Accepted Lectures:

      Salinger, M. A. (Author Only). Questrom Research Day, Cliff Discounts by a Dominant Producer Threatened by Partial Entry, Questrom School of Business, Boston. (June 16, 2015).

  • Academic, Military and Professional PositionsOpen or Close

    Director, Bureau of Economics, Bureau of Economics, U.S. Federal Trade Commission. (July 2005 - June 2007).

    (while on leave from Boston University)