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Richard S. Higgins

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Overview

Richard Higgins is an expert in antitrust and consumer protection economics. His principal antitrust experience is in mergers and acquisitions, where he has made presentations at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division in several high-profile mergers, including Ashland/Marathon (oil refining and marketing), Cargill/Pillsbury (flour mills), Heinz/Beech Nut (baby food), and Nestle/Dreyer's (ice cream).

Dr. Higgins also has substantial experience supervising liability and damages analyses of price fixing in various industries, including graphite electrodes, lysine, and vitamins.  Dr. Higgins has also served as testifying expert in consumer protection matters involving false advertising (Wonder Bread) and deceptive trade practices (Miracle Ear).

Dr. Higgins has published numerous articles that have appeared in professional journals and books, including papers on vertical mergers and pay-for-delay drug patent settlements.

Education

University of Chicago
Post-doctoral study, Economics, 1975 

University of Virginia
Ph.D., Economics, 1969

Louisiana State University
B.A., Economics, 1966

Employment History

Finance Scholars Group
Principal
2010 - 2012

Bates White
Principal
2008 - 2009

Compass
Principal
2005 - 2007

LECG
Director
2002 - 2004

Capital Economics
Vice president and President
1988 - 2001

FTC
Deputy director, Bureau of Economics
1981 - 1987

Auburn University
Associate professor of Economics
1976 - 1980

University of Georgia
Assistant professor of Economics
1969 - 1975

Honors

Honors

University of Chicago, Post-doctoral fellow, Economics, 1975

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