NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global leader in economic analysis and consulting. With nearly 400 experts in 25 offices around the world, the firm applies economic, finance, and quantitative principles to solve complex business challenges and legal questions.
The firm’s antitrust economists provide a full range of theoretical and empirical economic analysis and testimony in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and competition policy. NERA's experts assess and, when appropriate, testify to the economic merits of allegations of anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, foreclosure and exclusionary conduct, horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization and abuse of dominant position, and collusion. NERA's experts also have extensive experience estimating damages in antitrust matters, as well as assessing the appropriateness of class certification.
Analysis Group is one of the largest economics consulting firms, with more than 850 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune
Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.
Edgeworth Economics provides quantitative and economic consulting in the course of litigation and business to its clients, which include world-class law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. Edgeworth experts apply their knowledge and experience, along with state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, to help clients efficiently manage complex issues including antitrust litigation, class actions, consumer financial services, data and HR analytics, employment and labor, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, and transfer pricing. As a growing firm with a fresh approach, Edgeworth attracts leaders and teachers from across the industry including PhD economists, MBAs, statisticians, and programmers. Edgeworth has offices in Pasadena, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, DC.
Dr. Timothy Watts is a member of NERA’s Antitrust and Competition Practice. He specializes in applying economic theory and econometric techniques to antitrust questions. Dr. Watts has advised clients on the antitrust review of numerous mergers and acquisition and he has also provided litigation support in antitrust lawsuits, including merger enforcement actions. He has extensive experience analyzing competition in the oil and gas industry, and he has also researched competition in industries including manufacturing, retail, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and the high tech sector.
Dr. Watts has prepared research for submission to competition authorities including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Canadian Competition Bureau, the European Commission and China’s MOFCOM. Dr. Watts earned his BA in economics from Vanderbilt University. He received a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught courses in microeconomics.
Almudena Arcelus, a principal at Analysis Group, specializes in the application of economics, finance, and technology to complex problems in business litigation. She has analyzed economic markets and competition in antitrust cases involving market power, monopolization, tying arrangements, class certification, price fixing, and damages in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Ms. Arcelus has worked on several notable antitrust cases involving optical disk drives, liquid crystal displays, replacement automotive parts, contact lenses, airlines, pharmaceutical products, Microsoft software, and Intel microprocessors. Her litigation experience includes management of all aspects of pretrial discovery, development of economic and financial computer models to analyze damages, critique of opposing experts, report preparation, deposition, and trial support. Ms. Arcelus frequently works with an extensive network of expert witnesses from leading universities, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Boston Bar Association.
Dr. Mengxi Wu is an expert in the economic analysis of antitrust and commercial litigation issues. She specializes in using econometric toolkits and applying economic theory to rigorously analyze to issues of class certification and damages. Dr. Wu has provided this expertise throughout various matters across a range of industries, including electronics and processed foods. Dr. Wu’s academic research has focused on understanding firm strategy and individual consumer behavior—specifically search cost, consumer learning, and pricing strategy—using complex data from large corporations.