Darin Lee

Executive Vice President


Dr. Darin Lee is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon based in Boston. He specializes in the economics of the airline industry, auctions, labor and game theory. Dr. Lee has over 20 years of consulting experience in the airline industry and has also advised or served as an expert witness on behalf of numerous U.S. and foreign airlines on matters such as mergers (including American/US Airways and United/Continental, Alaska/Virgin America), bankruptcy reorganization, alleged anti-competitive behavior, codesharing, antitrust immunity and joint ventures, and business interruption. Dr. Lee has also testified in U.S. Federal Court, made presentations before the U.S. Departments of Justice, State and Transportation (as well as several international competition authorities) on matters related to the airline industry. Dr. Lee also is also an expert in labor matters in the airline industry and has consulted and/or testified in a broad array of areas such as seniority integration, potential employee job actions, labor productivity and damages arising from alleged contract violations.

Dr. Lee is a recognized academic researcher and has published numerous articles on airline economics, labor and game theory in leading peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and the Journal of Mathematical Economics. Dr. Lee is also editor of Volumes I and II of the book series Advances in Airline Economics, published by Elsevier. Dr. Lee has been frequently in The New York Times, and has appeared on National Public Radio.

Dr. Lee also specializes in auctions, markets and game theory. He has served as Auction Strategist for numerous wireless telecommunication firms during spectrum auctions in the US, UK, Nigeria and Egypt, where he was responsible for rules analysis, development of bidding strategies, and round-by-round analysis of bidding behavior. In 2008, he served as Google's Chief Auction Strategist during the FCC's 700 MHz auction. Dr. Lee has also provided auction advice to firms in the electricity, airline and diamond industries.

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D in Economics from Brown University in 1998 where he specialized in Game Theory, Microeconomics and Industrial Organization. He also holds an M.A. in Economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Victoria, Canada. Dr. Lee has taught Microeconomics, Game Theory, and Mathematical Economics at Brown University and the University of Colorado in Denver.

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    • PhD in Economics, Brown University
    • AM in Economics, Brown University
    • MA in Economics, Queen's University
    • BSc, University of Victoria

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