Dr. Robert Kneuper
rob.kneuper@infotechfl.com
352-381-4400

2970 SW 50th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida 32608

Economics
Finance
Econometrics
Statistical and Econometric Modelling
Antitrust Liability Analysis and Damage Estimation
Class Certification Analysis of Common Impact and Damage Estimation Economic Analysis (Damages and Liability)
Analysis of Business Damages
Economic Analysis of Regulatory Impact
Intellectual Property
Copyright and Trade Secret Disputes

Education
B.S., George Mason University - Applied Economics
M.S., Clemson University - Economics
Ph.D., Clemson University - Economics

Dr. Robert Kneuper is an Expert Economist and Expert Consultant with Infotech Consulting, and consults on a wide variety of applied economic and applied finance topics including antitrust, damages, class certification, intellectual property, and regulation.  He provides testimony both for private sector clients and for government regulators, in industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, insurance, energy, media, entertainment, transportation, real estate, internet, sports, gaming, aerospace, defense, waste collection, retail, and consumer products.

As part of his antitrust practice, Dr. Kneuper has provided economic analyses of the competitive impact of a wide variety of business practices that raise antitrust issues such as mergers, joint ventures, monopolization, IP licensing, price-fixing, predatory pricing, price discrimination, tying, MFN clauses, monopsony, vertical restraints and more.  Dr. Kneuper applies both economic theory and data analyses to evaluate key antitrust issues such as market definition, market power, entry barriers, competitive effects, power buyers, failing firms and efficiencies.

Dr. Kneuper has provided economic and financial analyses involving class certification in a variety of cases and industries.  In this context, Dr. Kneuper has analyzed whether economic theory and data supports that there is a common impact to the class resulting from alleged illegal acts.  Dr. Kneuper has estimated damages in the context of class certification cases.

Dr. Kneuper has also analyzed damages in a variety of other cases including antitrust cases, intellectual property cases, and breach of contract cases.  In his damages work, Dr. Kneuper uses a combination of microeconomic modeling and data analyses to estimate the market impact on prices and/or profits of various types of alleged illegal acts.

Dr. Kneuper has evaluated the economic impact of a variety of business practices in conjunction with regulatory proceedings and regulatory oversight.

Dr. Kneuper’s professional experience includes more than 10 years analyzing antitrust matters at the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, Dr. Kneuper’s work focused on mergers, horizontal and vertical restraints, damages, monopolization, and intellectual property. Dr. Kneuper had a leadership role developing the FTC’s antitrust policy for cases involving patent settlements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies. In addition, Dr. Kneuper participated extensively in the FTC’s technical antitrust assistance program, advising various countries such as Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Venezuela.

Dr. Kneuper holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University and serves as an adjunct professor at both Loyola University Chicago School of Law and at Charleston Southern University, where he teaches courses in antitrust economics, managerial economics, and corporate finance.

 

Courses

Antitrust Economics (Law Course)

Corporate Finance (MBA Course)

Managerial Economics (MBA Course)

Political Economy (Graduate Course)

Microeconomics (Graduate and Undergraduate Course)

Financial Management (Undergraduate Course)

Risk and Insurance (Undergraduate Course)

Macroeconomics (Undergraduate Course)

Recognition

Named in Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts 2016, Competition Economists, U.S., Law Business Research LTD.

Outstanding Team Effort Award, FTC, 1991 and 1993

Hugh Macauley Award (Best Masters Thesis in Economics) Clemson Univ., 1988

R. C. Edwards Fellow, Clemson Univ., 1988-89

H. W. Close Fellow, Clemson Univ., 1986-88

Weber H. Peterson Award, (Best Economics Student) George Mason Univ., 1985-86

Publications

“Chapter VII: Price Discrimination,” with Alicia Downey, Antitrust Law and Economics of Product Distribution, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Second Edition, 2016.

“The Role of the Economic Expert in Damages Analyses,” with James Langenfeld, The Expert Witnesses Newsletter, ABA Section of Litigation, Fall 2014.

“Chapter VII: Barriers to Entry,” with Michael Salinger, Market Power Handbook: Competition Law and Economic Foundations, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Second Edition, 2012.

“The Potential Role of Civil Antitrust Damage Analysis in Determining Financial Penalties in Criminal Antitrust Cases,” (with James Langenfeld), George Mason Law Review, Summer 2011, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 953-986.

“Geographic Market Definition in Markets with Imports,” with Phil Nelson and Laura Malowane, The Threshold, the American Bar Association, Spring 2007.

“Four Economic Principles Underlying the FTC’s Position Against Reverse Payments in Patent Settlement Agreements,” The Antitrust Source, January 2006.

“Auto Insurers and the Airbag: Reply,” with Bruce Yandle, Journal of Risk and Insurance, September 1996, Volume 63, Number 3, pp. 524-525.

“The Air Bag/Seat Belt Controversy: How the States Voted,” with Bruce Yandle, Eastern Economic Journal, Spring 1996, Volume 22, Number 1, pp. 147-160.

“Auto Insurers and the Air Bag” with Bruce Yandle, Journal of Risk and Insurance, March 1994, Volume 61, Number 1, pp. 107-116.

“Insurers, Auto Makers, and the Political Debate Over Air Bags,” in Economics Consequences of Liability Rules, edited by Bruce Yandle and Roger Meiners, Quorum Books, 1991.