Stephen D. Silberman

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Stephen Silberman is a Senior Expert with Navigant Economics in Washington, DC. He is also co-founder and Principal of Microeconomic Consulting & Research Associates, Inc. (MiCRA)[1], an economic consulting firm specializing in applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization and econometrics. Dr. Silberman is an expert in antitrust and regulatory economics and specializes in merger analysis, monopolization, and price-fixing and damage cases. He is retained by defendants and plaintiffs from a broad range of industries, including computer hardware and software, entertainment, health care, insurance, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, waste management, building products, aerospace, and automotive products. He has testified in federal district courts and the U.S. Tax Court, in administrative hearings at the Federal Trade Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the International Trade Commission, and the Copyright Royalty Tribunal, and in arbitration proceedings.

Select engagement experience includes:

  • Hewlett-Packard merger with COMPAQ, Inc.—retained by Hewlett-Packard to evaluate the competitive impact of the proposed merger and to present a white paper detailing the findings to the Department of Justice;
  • Testifying in several court proceedings involving monopolization of aftermarkets;
  • Analyzing transfer pricing between foreign manufacturers and their wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries to determine if they were consistent with “arm’s-length” behavior;
  • Critiquing and conducting damages studies in dealer and agent termination, antitrust, and false advertising cases.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Silberman worked for the Economic Policy Office of the Antitrust Division at the DOJ, first as an economist and then as the Assistant Director for regulated industries. He was involved in, among others, the U.S. v AT&T and U.S. v American Bar Association cases and in drafting the Department's comments on several regulatory agencies’ rulemaking, including the Federal Communications Commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission and federal banking regulators. Dr. Silberman earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Yale University and graduated cum laude with highest honors in economics from Oberlin College. 

[1]Dr. Silberman presently continues as a Principal of MiCRA for purposes of winding down its business.

Ph.D., Economics, Yale University
M.A., Economics, Yale University
B.A., Economics, cum laude, Oberlin College

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