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Dr. Renée Duplantis specializes in the empirical analyses of antitrust issues, primarily mergers, civil litigation, damages and class-action matters.

From 2011 through 2014, she was seconded to the Canadian Competition Bureau, and in January 2014, she was appointed to the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Bureau. In that role and throughout her time at the Bureau, she provided the Commissioner of Competition and the Bureau with independent advice on economic matters related to competition policy and participated in the economic analysis of high-profile investigations under the Competition Act, including two recently litigated cases, Commissioner of Competition v. CCS Corporation, et. al. and Commissioner of Competition v. Toronto Real Estate Board. Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Duplantis was a Principal at Microeconomic Consulting & Research Associates, Inc. (MiCRA), where she worked on a wide range of both civil and criminal antitrust matters, including L-3 Communications v. Lockheed Martin, In re: USF Telephone Billing Practices Litigation, and the international air cargo and parcel tanker shipping cartel investigations.

Publications
Article
The Importance of Quantifying Non-Price Effects in Canada
June 21, 2017
Published in Concurrences Law & Economics
This article discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.
News & Events
December 04, 2017
Brattle Client Superior Plus Cleared in Acquisition of Canwest Based on Efficiencies

Brattle’s client Superior Plus recently received clearance from Canada’s Competition Bureau to acquire Gibson Energy’s propane distribution business, Canwest, making the post-merger business the largest propane distributor in Canada.

June 21, 2017
Brattle Economists Publish Concurrences Article on Non-Price Effects in Competition

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Consultant Ian Cass have published an article in the recent issue of Concurrences Law & Economics that discusses the current legal framework for competition and merger reviews in Canada and the growing interest in incorporating non-price effects into competition assessments.

June 06, 2017
Renée Duplantis Named Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal Competition 2017

Renée Duplantis has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in competition economics.

October 06, 2016
Renée Duplantis to Present at Canadian Bar Association’s Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will present at the upcoming Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, taking place October 6-7, 2016 in Ottawa, ON.

May 30, 2016
Renée Duplantis Appointed to the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis has been appointed to the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council, which consists of the top-ranked academics and practitioners active in competition policy.

April 28, 2016
Renée Duplantis to Present at International Competition Network Annual Conference

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis will present at the upcoming International Competition Network’s (ICN) Annual Conference, taking place April 26-29, 2016 in Singapore.

January 19, 2016
The Brattle Group Recognized as One of The World’s Top Firms For Competition Economics by Global Competition Review

The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR). This is the ninth consecutive year that Brattle has been recognized in GCR’s annual “Economics 21,” an analysis of the world’s leading economic consulting firms.

January 19, 2016
Renée Duplantis and Joshua Gans to Present at Emerging Competition Issues Workshop

Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis and Academic Advisor Joshua Gans will present at the upcoming Canadian Competition Bureau’s workshop “Emerging Competition Issues: Keeping Pace in a Changing World,” taking place January 19, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario.

October 01, 2015
Brattle Experts to Present at Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference

Brattle experts will speak at the upcoming Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Fall Conference, taking place October 1-2, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada.