Ildikó Magyari

Senior Manager


  • New York


    • Columbia University, Ph.D.
    • Central European University, M.A.
    • Bucharest University of Economic Studies, M.Sc.
    • Bucharest University of Economic Studies, B.Sc.

Ildikó Magyari applies econometric and economic theory techniques to antitrust and competition issues, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), merger investigations, and related antitrust matters. Dr. Magyari analyzes the competitive effects of high-profile horizontal, vertical, and multisided platform mergers in numerous industries, including chemicals, consumer products, medical technology, media, digital technology, oil and gas, gaming, sports betting, wholesale, and retail.

Dr. Magyari leads teams to support clients and experts in complex mergers and related antitrust and competition matters. She has consulted on matters involving U.S. and international competition agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB), and the European Commission (EC). Dr. Magyari has also prepared economic analyses for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and subsidy disputes by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Dr. Magyari’s current research focuses on the competitive effects of partial ownership interest in vertical and multisided platform mergers. She has published discussion papers with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies (CES). The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, as well as the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, have featured her research on the impact of Chinese imports on U.S. employment.

Dr. Magyari serves as Young Economist Representative on the International Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. She is an adjunct assistant professor of economics at Columbia University, where she teaches a graduate course in industrial organization and antitrust.

From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Magyari served as a Special Sworn Status researcher at the U.S. Census Bureau. In that role, she developed a novel method for quantifying U.S. firms’ domestic in-house versus offshore material-input sourcing.

Professional Affiliations
    • American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
    • American Economic Association
    • European Economic Association

Assessing the Potential for Incentives to Raise Prices in Multi-Sided Platform Mergers

  • “Antitrust and International Commerce,” 2023 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, American Bar Association