W. Robert Majure
U.S. Dept. Of Justice
Suite 10000 (BICN)
600 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20540
(20004 for deliveries)
||B.A. in Economics and Mathematics
University of Virginia
||Ph.D. in Economics (Thesis: Disequilibrium Game Theory)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Honors and Awards
||National Science Foundation Fellowship (Economics)
||Antitrust Division Award of Distinction
||Economic Consultant, The Bank of Portugal
Analyzed effects of deregulation on banking system with
particular emphasis on incumbents' response to entry.
||Economist, Antitrust Division, U.S. Dept. Of Justice
Analyzed mergers, joint ventures among competitors and business
practices of firms with market power for possible violations of
antitrust law in numerous industries including telecommunications,
banking, computer software, and electronics. Key cases included
U.S. v. Sprint Corp. and Joint Venture Co. and U.S.
v. Computer Associates and Legent Corp.
||Assistant Chief - Economic Regulatory Section, Antitrust Division,
U.S. Dept. Of Justice
Supervised economic analysis in antitrust proceedings, regulatory
actions and appellate filings in a variety of industries (including
airlines, electricity, and computer software). Practice had a
particular emphasis on matters relating to the telecommunications
industry including implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act (e.g.,
§271 evaluations and defending FCC orders implementing the
Act), mergers of Bell Operating Companies (including U.S.
v. SBC Communications and Ameritech Corp. and U.S. v.
Bell Atlantic, GTE, and Vodafone Airtouch), mergers of long
distance carriers (including U.S. v. WorldCom and Sprint Corp.),
and mergers of cable companies (including U.S. v. AT&T
Corp. and Tele-Communications, Inc. and U.S. v. AT&T
Corp. and MediaOne Group, Inc.).
Chief - Competition Policy Section, Antitrust Division, U.S.
Dept. Of Justice
Duties as above as well as administrative responsibility for
a section of economists within the Antitrust Division. Key cases
included U.S. v. Oracle. and U.S. v. National Association
Testimony and Advisory Appearances
||Before Surface Transportation Board in the merger of the Union
Pacific Railroad companies with the Southern Pacific Railroad companies
(ICC Finance Docket No. 32760)
FCC Roundtable on Media Ownership Policies (http://www.fcc.gov/ownership/roundtable.html)
Publications and Papers
||An Empirical Analysis of Bank Branching: Portugal 1989-1991
with Luis Cabral, in D. Neven and L.-H. Roller (eds.) The Empirical
Analysis of Industrial Organization (CEPR: London).
Ensuring Fair and Efficient Access to the Telecommunications
`Bottleneck' with Dan Rubinfeld, in C.-D.Ehlermann and L.Gosling
(eds.) Third Competition Law Annual 1998: Regulating Telecommunications
(Hart Publishing: Oxford).
||The Year in Review: Economics at the Antitrust Division, 20042005
with Eric Emch and Ken Heyer, Review of Industrial Organization
||Competition Policy and the Problem of Interconnection: Some
Experience from the U.S., with George A. Rozanski.