David J. Balan

David J. Balan is a Managing Director at Econ One Research, whose pro-enforcement practice specializes in developing and litigating antitrust cases and in analyzing antitrust policy. Prior to joining Econ One, he served as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission for over twenty years. He spent 2013-14 as a Senior Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and 2018-2020 as a part-time economic adviser to FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra.

Too Many Economists Are Using a Flawed Theory To Defend Dominant Platforms’ Self-Preferencing Practices

Congress is currently considering two major bills that would regulate “self-preferencing” and related conduct by dominant digital platforms. Criticism of these bills is heavily...

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