David Stillerman

David Stillerman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance & Real Estate at American University. His research is at the intersection of finance and industrial organization, covering topics such as mergers, antitrust, and the role of asymmetric information and market power in lending. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 2022.

Is US Antitrust Policy Too Lenient?

Are the antitrust enforcement agencies in the United States sufficiently stringent in challenging mergers? In a new working paper, Vivek Bhattacharya, Gastón Illanes, and David Stillerman inform this debate by examining the price and quantity effects of U.S. retail mergers and modeling the implications of alternative antitrust regimes.

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