Ph.D. Economics, New York University
Robert J. Levinson, Vice President, specializes in industrial organization and antitrust analysis. He has particular expertise in the economics of the computer software and hardware industries. Dr. Levinson assists clients in these and other industries by creating comprehensive economic analyses of competition matters and presenting the results of such analyses to corporate officials, their counsel, and to government antitrust agencies in the United States and abroad. Dr. Levinson also has testified in litigated antitrust cases. Before entering into private practice, Dr. Levinson was the lead economist for the Federal Trade Commission in major merger and nonmerger antitrust matters in many industries, including defense, chemicals, natural gas, retailing (including the well-known F.T.C. v. Staples and Office Depot matter), professional services, computer software, and computer hardware. He also served as economic adviser to FTC Commissioner Deborah K. Owen. Immediately prior to joining CRA, Dr. Levinson was a principal with PHB Hagler Bailly, Inc., where he was a member of that firmís antitrust practice.