Dr. Gaynor, a former FTC economist, has extensive experience in antitrust and competition matters, with a focus on analyzing the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions as well as various horizontal and vertical restraints.

Dr. Gaynor specializes in combining industrial organization theory and computer modeling to analyze competition issues relating to mergers and private antitrust matters. He has provided and supported testimony on competition, consumer protection, and product liability issues before US district courts, federal regulatory agencies, and regulatory agencies in Canada, Europe, and Australia.

His work often involves applying empirical industrial organization methods to competition policy. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, airline transportation, consumer goods, electronics, health care, metals, paper, pharmaceuticals, software, telecommunications, and petroleum and gas industries.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Gaynor was an economist in the Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He coauthored several FTC reports on mergers and competition in the petroleum industry and oversaw the Commission’s Gasoline & Diesel Price Monitoring Project in the early 2000s.


University of Texas at Austin, PhD and MS in Economics

Boston College, BA in Economics