Jith Jayaratne

Jith Jayaratne

  • Oakland
Executive Vice President
  • Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy, Princeton University
  • A.B. in Economics and Public Policy, Princeton University

Jith Jayaratne is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon and a Managing Director of Compass Lexecon’s Oakland office. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon (formerly Competition Policy Associates), Dr. Jayaratne was a partner at AES Consulting. He specializes in antitrust analysis. He has provided testimony to regulatory agencies regarding the effects of mergers in several industries. He has published on simulating the price effects of mergers, cable television regulation, bank mergers, bank deregulation and on small business lending. He has led project teams that have supported testifying expert economists and attorney teams in several antitrust trials. Dr. Jayaratne has evaluated, in the context of a number of industries, the economic and competitive effects of mergers and joint ventures and the merits of antitrust claims of exclusive dealing, price fixing, monopolization, class certification, etc. He has experience working on antitrust issues in a number of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, fiber optics, computers, chemicals, pre-recorded music and finance. Prior to joining AES, Dr. Jayaratne, who received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Subsequently, he was a Principal at Charles River Associates.