Matthew C. Weinberg

Associate Professor, Economics,
The Ohio State University

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  • Omur Celmanbet

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Matthew Weinberg specializes in industrial organization, with a focus on antitrust analysis of mergers and the economic effects of regulation. Professor Weinberg’s merger-focused research covers competitive effects, coordinated behavior among competitors, enforcement, and the accuracy of merger simulations. His research has involved a variety of industries, such as consumer packaged goods, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.

A former visiting scholar and staff economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Professor Weinberg has also consulted to the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission on how competition enforcement affects telecommunications markets.

Professor Weinberg has published his research in top economics journals, including Econometrica, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the RAND Journal of Economics. The American Bar Association has twice recognized him for excellence in research for his analyses of merger decision outcomes. Professor Weinberg has received the Industrial Organization Society’s Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics.

Before joining the faculty of The Ohio State University, Professor Weinberg taught economics at LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Georgia. He has also been a visiting professor at Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professional Affiliations

5 Questions with Matthew Weinberg: Merger Retrospectives

  • “Oligopolistic Price Leadership and Mergers: The United States Beer Industry,” Twelfth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference, 15 November 2019
  • “How Can Merger Retrospectives Be Used to Improve Prospective Merger Analysis?,” Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, Federal Trade Commission, 12 April 2019