Peter Reiss is an industrial organization economist who studies questions related to competition among firms, with a focus on statistical analysis. He has served as an expert in class certification and damages for antitrust and other competition matters, including cases involving allegations of price fixing in financial services and other industries.
Professor Reiss has also worked on cases involving product liability. He has provided expert testimony on economic issues arising in multiple arbitrations related to the Master Settlement Agreement in the tobacco industry. Professor Reiss has testified before federal government agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Antitrust Modernization Commission.
Professor Reiss teaches courses on econometrics, entrepreneurship, and the formation of new ventures. His academic research addresses how technology, consumer tastes, and industry structure affect firms’ competitive positions. In recent work he has examined multipart pricing policies; strategic entry and entry deterrence strategies; and the organization of securities, energy, and airline markets.
Professor Reiss has served on the editorial boards of major journals, including the American Economic Review; the Journal of Applied Econometrics; the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics; Econometrica; the Journal of Econometrics; the Journal of Industrial Economics; Quantitative Marketing and Economics; and the Journal of Economic Literature. His research has appeared in leading economics and econometrics journals. He served for two years on the National Science Foundation’s Economics Advisory Panel. Professor Reiss is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a leading competition economist.