Rejected! Antitrust Economists As Expert Witnesses in the Post-Daubert World

24 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2017

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Nicola Giocoli

University of Pisa - Department of Law

Date Written: September 15, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Giocoli, Nicola, Rejected! Antitrust Economists As Expert Witnesses in the Post-Daubert World (September 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3051336 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3051336

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