Dr. Deng is a principal in CRA’s Competition Practice and has over 15 years of experience in economic consulting, academic research, and project management. He has advised clients in some of the largest cartel and market manipulation cases in the past decade. He has also worked closely with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on issues such as financial market manipulation and merger investigation. His experience spans a variety of industries, including advertising, auto parts, chemicals, digital platforms, energy, finance and commodities, high tech, publishing, real estate, and vitamins. Dr. Deng is an external expert for the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, and an editor of American Bar Association’s (ABA) Antitrust Source. His research on statistics, econometrics, fraud detection, damages estimation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and collusion has been published in academic and professional journals and edited books. He has spoken on the antitrust implications of technologies at CLE-credited events sponsored by the ABA, at the Competition Bureau Canada, and at Peru’s antitrust authority Indecopi. He recently testified on the issue of algorithmic collusion at FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century and his research on algorithmic collusion was quoted in the 2020 Antitrust Compliance Guidelines issued by Indecopi.
Algorithmic Pricing in Horizontal Merger Review: An Initial AssessmentAntitrust Magazine, Ai Deng and Cristian Hernandez, March 2022, Volume 36, Issue 2