Cornerstone Research Adds Economics Experts in Antitrust, Product Liability, and Labor

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Professors John Asker, Justin McCrary, and Peter Reiss join the firm as senior advisors

John, Justin, and Peter are all key members of the firm’s expanding network of affiliated experts

Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, announced today that three experts have affiliated with the firm as senior advisors: Professor John Asker of the University of California, Los Angeles; Professor Justin McCrary of the University of California, Berkeley; and Professor Peter C. Reiss of Stanford University.

“John, Justin, and Peter are all key members of the firm’s expanding network of affiliated experts,” said Cornerstone Research President and CEO Michael E. Burton. “Each is an outstanding economist who brings strong conceptual and empirical skills to bear on the issues that arise in competition matters. We are excited about the creativity and energy they offer for solving the important problems facing our clients.”

John Asker is a professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an expert in antitrust and competition economics. His research centers on antitrust policy, cartel behavior, vertical restraints, firm-level productivity, and the effects of industry subsidies. Professor Asker has held editorial positions at the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. His research has been published in leading economic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy and the American Economic Review. Professor Asker has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics. He has served as an economic consultant, political advisor, and expert witness.

Justin McCrary is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. He works at the intersection of law and economics, with a focus on statistics and economic modeling. Professor McCrary has provided expert testimony on economic concepts, including the proper use of econometric methods; has extensive experience as a consulting expert on antitrust cases; served as a consultant for the Department of Justice; and has been published on the use of statistical methods to estimate damages in antitrust cases. His research can be found in noted economic journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He is also the founding director of the UC Berkeley Social Sciences Data Laboratory, or “D-Lab,” an innovative center supporting the use of Big Data in social science research.

Peter C. Reiss holds the title of MBA Class of 1963 Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is an industrial organization economist who studies questions related to competition among firms, with a focus on statistical analysis. Professor Reiss has served as an expert in class certification and damages for antitrust and other competition matters, including cases involving allegations of price fixing in financial services and other industries. He has testified before federal government agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Antitrust Modernization Commission. Professor Reiss has served on the editorial boards of major journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and the Journal of Economic Literature.

About Cornerstone Research
Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness through its rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis. Currently marking its 25th anniversary, the firm has more than 500 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
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