Compass Lexecon is pleased to announce that Professor Ali Yurukoglu has affiliated with the firm as a Senior Consultant. Professor Yurukoglu is an Associate Professor in the Economics Area at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on the areas of industrial organization, antitrust, and regulation. His research on the video programming industry developed new empirical models of pricing and bargaining that have been used to analyze à la carte pricing regulations and both horizontal and vertical mergers. His work on regulation has studied the effects of the regulatory environment on investments and quality in the generic pharmaceutical industry and in the electricity distribution industry. He has also studied consumer preferences in the news industry and developed models of international tariff negotiations. He teaches courses at the MBA and PhD level on industrial organization and statistics. His research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Political Economy.
Professor Yurukoglu received a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Northwestern University, and a PhD in Economics from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Mark Israel, Senior Managing Director at Compass Lexecon, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Ali, truly one of the top young academics in competition economics. His work develops cutting-edge methods and applies them to topics and industries at the heart of our work. He possesses the truly rare combination of top-line technical ability with excellent communication skills that already make him a great academic and promise to make him a leading expert for years to come.”
Professor Yurukoglu added, “I am very excited to work with the excellent team of economists and professionals at Compass Lexecon. I look forward to together applying our expertise to problems at the cutting edge of economic analysis in competition policy.”