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Armando Rodríguez

Senior Consultant
Armando Rodríguez

Dr. Armando E. Rodríguez received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the same institution. He presently is an Associate Professor in the School of Business of the University of New Haven, where he teaches statistics and finance.

Dr. Rodríguez is an expert in domestic and international competition policy, deregulation and privatization. He has conducted numerous advisory missions to assist foreign competition agencies, enable privatization and deregulation efforts on behalf of several multilateral institutions including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He has worked in Honduras, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Mozambique and Indonesia.

Dr. Rodríguez also provides expert testimony and analysis in support of private competition litigation both in domestic and international forums.

Prior experience includes service with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. As a former staff economist with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Dr. Rodríguez's provided analysis and recommendations to the Commission on actions to be taken in merger, non-merger and monopolization cases. Dr. Rodríguez served as liaison between U.S. and foreign competition in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Indonesia. As a Senior Manager at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, Dr. Rodríguez provided clients economic and financial expertise.

Publications

  • "On the Art of Slaying Dragons: the Case Against the International Competition Network," Competition Law Insight (December 2002).
  • "How the Illogical and Undesirable Came to Pass: Pulling the Plug on the Telecomm Act of 1996," Competition Law Insight (February 2003).
  • "Pitfalls in Merger Analysis: The Dirty Dozen," New Mexico Law Review (Spring 2000).
  • "Pitfalls in Practice: An Application to Three Cases," Pennsylvania Review of International Economic Law (Fall 1999).
  • "Is the Exercise of Market Power by Distributors in Newly Liberalized Economies Preventing Trade Gains? An Empirical Inquiry." Journal of World Trade (September 1999).
  • "Measuring the Intensity of Competition Across Geographic Markets," paper prepared for the Allied Social Sciences conference, New York , Litigation Economics Digest.
  • "Why is Indecopi Focused on Competition Advocacy? A Framework for Interpretation," in Beatriz Boza, ed., Peru's Experience in Market Regulatory Reform (May 1998).
  • "Recent Decisions by the Venezuelan and Peruvian Agencies: Lessons for the Export of Antitrust," The Antitrust Bulletin, Spring 1998.
  • "Introduction to the Symposium," The Antitrust Bulletin, International Competition Policy Symposium, Spring 1998.
  • The Economic Analysis of Mergers (Monterey, CA: Center for Trade & Commercial Diplomacy, 1997).
  • "Competition Policy In Transition Economies: The Role of Competition Advocacy," Brooklyn Journal of International Law (1997).
  • "Competition Policy in an Integrated World Economy: The Lessons of McBoeing" Price Waterhouse Working Paper (September 1997).
  • "Antitrust in Latin America: Regulating Government & Business," Inter American Law Review (Fall 1992).
  • "The Effectiveness of Proposed Antitrust Programs for Developing Countries," The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Vol. 19, No.2 (1994).
  • "Lesson from Mexico's Antitrust Initiative," in Moises Naim & Joseph Tulchin, eds., Regulation, Deregulation and Modernization in Latin America (1999).
  • "Limits to Antitrust Policy for Reforming Economies," Houston Journal of International Law, Vol 18 (1995).
  • "Antitrust & Liberalization in Developing Economies," The International Trade Journal, Vol. 9 No.4 (Winter 1995).
  • "Economic Liberalization and Antitrust in Mexico," Revista de Análisis Económico, Vol. 10, No.2 (Noviembre 1995).
  • "Do We Need Competition Policy in an Integrated World Economy?" CTCD Working Paper No. 05 (March 1997).
  • "Some Antitrust Concerns of Partial Equity Acquisitions," U.S. Federal Trade Commission Working Paper No. 186 (March 1991).

Financial and Managerial Economics
  • "SG&A Spending and Its Impact on Distribution Industry Profitability: A Re-Examination of First Principles" Transfer Pricing Report, March 2001.
  • "On the Use of Data Reduction Techniques in the Allocation of Operational Expenses under I.R.C. Section 861: A Structured Approach" International Tax Journal (March 2001).

In Spanish
  • "La Competencia en los Paises en Desarrollo," in Secretaría de Industria y Comercio de Colombia, Aplicación de La Política de Competencia, (March 1998).
  • "Dificultades en el Análisis de Fusiones," (April 1998).
  • "La Armonización Internacional de Competencia" in Indecopi, Políticas de Competencia y el Proceso de Reformas Económicas en América Latina (1998).
  • "Las Leyes Antimonopolio Como Un Obstáculo al Fomento de la Competencia" in Indecopi, Políticas de Competencia y el Proceso de Reformas Económicas en América Latina (1998).
  • "El Rol de las Políticas de Fusiones en Economías de Reciente Liberalizacion" in Indecopi, Politicas de Competencia y el Proceso de Reformas Económicas en América Latina (1998).

Energy and Environmental Economics
  • "Is the World Oil Market One Great Pool? A Test," Energy Studies Review, Vol. 5, No.2 (1993) with M.D. Williams.
  • "The World Oil Market One Great Pool: A Response," Energy Studies Review, Vol. 5, No.3 (1993) with M.D. Williams.
  • "Asymmetric Wholesale Gasoline Price Responses to Spot Price Changes," Mimeo, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (Summer 1992).
  • "Are Wholesale Gasoline Price Inversions and Compressions Anticompetitive?" Mimeo, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (Fall 1992).

International Trade Policy
  • "Trade and U.S. Foreign Policy," in Geza Feketekuty (ed.) The Next U.S. Trade Agenda (1998), with J. David Richardson and Chi Zhang.

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