Nathan Miller

Professor,
McDonough School of Business and Department of Economics,
Georgetown University

Nathan Miller is an antitrust expert who consults on high-stakes merger investigations. His research covers industrial organization, finance, and regulation, with a focus on merger investigations, cartels, tacit coordination, and price discrimination. Professor Miller teaches courses to graduate students on strategic pricing, microeconomics, and firm analysis and strategy. Who’s Who Legal has recognized him as a “definite future leader” in the competition field.

On behalf of the merging parties, Professor Miller analyzed the competitive effects, including upstream and downstream aspects, in the proposed $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts by Cigna. He has also been retained as an expert witness in merger investigations brought by U.S. and international agencies. Professor Miller’s testimony on behalf of U.S. agencies includes retentions by the Federal Trade Commission to analyze US Foods Inc.’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Services Group of America Inc., as well as Edgewell Personal Care Company’s proposed $1.37 billion acquisition of its competitor, Harry’s Inc.

As a former staff economist for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Professor Miller assessed an array of complex mergers, notably Bazaarvoice/PowerReviews, AT&T/T-Mobile, and Ticketmaster/Live Nation. For analysis related to the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, he received the Antitrust Division’s Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Award.

Professor Miller’s research has appeared in journals such as the American Economic ReviewEconometrica, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. His 2022 coauthored article on market power trends was awarded the Industrial Organization Society’s Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics. Professor Miller also won the Lanzillotti Prize in 2015 for his paper on coordinated effects.

Georgetown University designated Professor Miller a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor based on excellence in research, teaching, and service. He serves as a senior policy scholar at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

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