Dr. Robert Kneuper is Director and Principal at Navigant Economics and has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University. Dr. Kneuper also serves as an adjunct professor at both Loyola University School Chicago School of Law and at Charleston Southern University, where he teaches courses in antitrust economics, managerial economies and corporate finance.
Dr. Kneuper consults primarily in the areas of antitrust, damages, class certification, intellectual property, and regulation. Dr. Kneuper provides economic analyses and testimony both for private sector clients and for government regulators. His work has spanned a wide variety of industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, insurance, energy, media, entertainment, transportation, internet, sports, gaming, aerospace, defense, waste collection, retail and consumer products.
As part of his antitrust practice, Dr. Kneuper has provided economic analyses of the competitive impact of a wide variety of business practices that raise antitrust issues such as mergers, joint ventures, monopolization, IP licensing, price fixing, predatory pricing, price discrimination, tying, MFN clauses, monopsony, vertical restraints and more. As part his antitrust work, Dr. Kneuper applies both economic theory and data analyses to evaluate key antitrust issues such as market definition, market power, entry barriers, competitive effects, power buyers, failing firms and efficiencies.
Dr. Kneuper has estimated damages in a variety of contexts including in antitrust cases, intellectual property cases, breach of contract cases and class certification cases. In his damages work, Dr. Kneuper uses a combination of microeconomic modeling and data analyses to estimate the market impact on prices and/or profits of various types of alleged illegal acts.
Dr. Kneuper has also provided economic analyses of issues pertaining to class certification, including determining whether economic theory and data supports that there is a common impact to the class resulting from alleged illegal acts. In addition, Dr. Kneuper has evaluated the economic impact of a variety of business practices in conjunction with regulatory proceedings and regulatory oversight.
Dr. Kneuper's professional experience includes more than 10 years analyzing antitrust matters at the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, Dr. Kneuper's work focused on mergers, horizontal and vertical restraints, damages, and intellectual property. Dr. Kneuper had a leadership role in developing the FTC's antitrust policy for cases involving patent settlements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies. In addition, Dr. Kneuper participated extensively in the FTC's technical antitrust assistance program, advising various countries in development such as Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Venezuela.
Dr. Kneuper previously taught in the graduate economics program at Johns Hopkins University. He also worked at LECG, Economists, Inc., and NERA. Dr. Kneuper holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University and a B.S. in Economics from George Mason University.
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