Dr. Malcolm Coate is a retired senior economist at the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. He held a range of positions at the agency over his career with a recent focus on the Horizontal Merger Investigation Data Project. This project tracks the Hart-Scott-Rodino merger investigations undertaken by the Commission, summarizes data uncovered in the investigations for public release, and evaluates the policy implications of Agency policy. A key result of the studies is the confirmation of policy consistency over the last twenty years. Dr. Coate earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University and taught at both the undergraduate and MBA level at Loyola University: Maryland. He has co-edited two books, edited special issues for Journals, and authored (or coauthored) close to 100 articles, the bulk of which address a wide range of issues related to merger policy. Other publication interests include business strategy, economic methodology, law and economics, and public choice.
Applying critical loss for market definition in merger analysis: Do court decisions offer insight?George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper, John Yun, Malcolm Coate and Shawn Ulrick, 8 June 2021, No. 21-13