Compass Lexecon is pleased to announce that Professor Philip A. Haile, a leading industrial organization economist, has affiliated with the firm as a Senior Consultant. Professor Haile is the Ford Foundation Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research focuses on industrial organization, especially auction markets and differentiated products oligopoly markets. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Duke University in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 1996. Professor Haile came to Yale in 2003 after starting his academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Yale, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial organization, as well as a graduate course on empirical research methods. He served as Editor at the RAND Journal of Economics from 2004 to 2010, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Econometrica, the Econometrics Journal, and the American Economic Journal-Microeconomics. Haile has been affiliated with the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale since 2003 and served as its Director from 2005 to 2011. He is also a Research Associate of the NBER, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and an International Fellow with the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice at University College-London.
Earlier this year, Professor Haile helped lead a Compass Lexecon team that supported AT&T—along with its outside counsel, including Arnold & Porter, Crowell & Moring, and Sidley Austin—in securing regulatory approval by the DOJ and FCC of its acquisition of DirecTV. He has also worked with Compass Lexecon in making submissions to the FCC on issues related to upcoming spectrum auctions.
Mark Israel, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Compass Lexecon’s Washington, DC Office stated, “Phil brings so much to the table on every project, as a clear and innovative thinker, an excellent communicator, and a leading scholar in auctions, competition, and industrial organization economics. We’ve already had great experiences with him on multiple projects and are thrilled to formalize and extend our affiliation.”
Professor Haile added, “I’ve been fortunate to work with Compass Lexecon on a few projects already and have been extremely impressed each time. I’m excited to join the firm; I can hardly imagine a better partner.”