Rejected! Antitrust Economists As Expert Witnesses in the Post-Daubert World
24 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2017
Date Written: September 15, 2017
Economists regularly appear as expert witnesses in antitrust litigations. The paper analyzes how their models and methodologies have performed vis-à-vis the standards of relevance and reliability affirmed by the US Supreme Court in its 1993 Daubert decision. Some tentative explanations for the economists’ troubles when facing a Daubert challenge in antitrust cases are provided.
Keywords: antitrust; expert witness; forensic economics; Daubert; game theory
JEL Classification: B41, K21, K13
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