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  • ADDRESS: BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    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 PL727 C1 Organizations, Markets, and Society

    GSM PL882 E1 Public Policy Analysis

  • PUBLICATIONSOpen or Close

    JOURNAL ARTICLES:

      Salinger, M. A. (In Press). All-Units Discounts by a Dominant Producer Threatened by Partial Entry. Antitrust Law Journal,SSRN.
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      Gouri, G., & Salinger, M. A. (In Press). Protecting Competition vs. Protecting Competitors: Assessing the Antitrust Complaints against Google. Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.
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      Anderson, K., Durbin, E., & Salinger, M. (In Press). The Economics of Identity Theft. Journal of Economic Perspectives.

      Buldyrev, S., Salinger, M. A., & Stanley, H. (2016). A statistical physics implementation of Coase's theory of the firm. Research in Economics, 70 (4), 536-557.
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      Layne-Farrar, A., & Salinger, M. A. (2016). Bundling of RAND-committed patents. Research Policy, 45 (6), 1155-1164.
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      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.

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

      Salinger, M. A. (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, 39 (1-2), 159-168.

      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, 22, 37-89.

      Salinger, M. (1998). Regulating Prices to Equal Forward-Looking Costs: Cost-Based Prices or Price-Based Costs?. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 14, 149-63.

      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, 80, 1385-1388.

      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, 379, 804-806.

      Salinger, M. (1995). A Graphical Analysis of Bundling. The Journal of Business, 68, 85-98.

      Salinger, M. (1992). Standard Errors in Event Studies. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 27, 39-53.

      Salinger, M. (1991). Vertical Mergers in Multi-Product Industries and Edgeworth's Paradox of Taxation. Journal of Industrial Economics, 40, 545-556.

      Salinger, M. (1990). The Concentration-Margins Relationship Reconsidered. Micro-Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 287-321.

      Salinger, M. (1988). Vertical Mergers and Market Foreclosure. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 103, 345-356.

      Salinger, M. (1984). Tobin's q, Unionization, and the Concentration-Profits Relationship. Rand Journal of Economics, 15, 159-170.

    BOOK CHAPTERS:

      Salinger, M. A. (2014). Vertical Mergers. In Daniel Sokol (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics (Vol 1, pp 551-585). New York United States: Oxford University Press.

      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 (pp 247-281). University of Chicago Press.

    WORKING PAPERS:

      Salinger, M. A., & Elbittar, A. (2013). White Paper on Vertical Restraints. Mexico City Mexico: Centro Regional de Competencia para America Latina.

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

    OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

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

      Salinger, M. A. BioFuel Energy Corp.. United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hinchey, E., & Salinger, M. A. Valeant Pharamceuticals: Part 1, Postscript. United States

      Hinchey, E., & Salinger, M. A. Valeant Pharmaceuticals: Part 1, The Business Model. United States

  • RESEARCH PRESENTATIONSOpen or Close

    INVITED LECTURES:

      Gouri, G. (Author Only), Gouri, G. (Author Only), Salinger, M. A. (Author Only), & Salinger, M. A. (Author Only). Research Symposium on Antitrust & HIgh-tech Industries, Protecting Competition vs. Protecting Competitors: Assessing the Antitrust Complaints Against Google, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Delhi, India. (June 3, 2016).

      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).

  • CONFERENCE ACTIVITIESOpen or Close

      Ninth Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference, US Federal Trade Commission, Economics at the FTC , Panelist. (November 4, 2016 - November 4, 2016).

      Fireside Chat on Competition Law and Policy with Dr. Michael Salinger & Dhanendra Kumar, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Panelist. (June 2, 2016 - June 2, 2016).

      Spring Meeting, NY State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, On HIgher Ground?: Baseball's Antitrust Exemption, Panelist. (May 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016).

      Retos y Desafíos de la LFCE (Challenges Facing the Federal Economic Competition Law), centro de investigación y docencia económicas (CIDE), the proposed revision to the competition laws in Mexico, Panelist. (April 28, 2014 - April 28, 2014).

  • 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)