Dr. Andrew Stivers

Associate Director


Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 466 3510
Fax: +1 202 466 3605

Email: andrew.stivers@nera.com
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PhD in economics, University of Texas, Austin 
BA in history, with honors, University of Texas, Austin


Dr. Andrew Stivers is an economic expert with extensive experience advising clients on novel and complex questions of injury, gains, and other market impacts for consumer protection and privacy matters. He has consulted on economic issues related to allegations of deception and unfairness, ROSCA, FCRA, injury and ill-gotten gains, civil and other monetary penalties. He has particular expertise in internet-based market issues, privacy, data security, technology, information economics, consumer labeling, and cutting-edge promotion and advertising strategies. His work on privacy matters extends from children’s data concerns under COPPA to novel questions at the intersection of privacy and antitrust. Dr. Stivers helps clients by providing rigorous and accessible economic analysis of consumer-relevant regulations, business practices, and market outcomes. 

Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Stivers was a senior official in the US Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, where he oversaw all economic analysis of consumer protection and privacy matters. Dr. Stivers analyzed and advised attorneys and agency leaders on hundreds of regulatory and law enforcement matters during his seven-year tenure leading this work at the Commission.

Dr. Stivers has written and presented on complex and wide-ranging economic topics, published economic papers, and presented keynotes and panel discussions on a variety of informational, privacy, data security, and consumer injury topics. These include an invited presentation at the 2019 Bank of Canada Annual Conference and delivering the keynote for the Third Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars at George Mason University.

Prior to his leadership role at the FTC, Dr. Stivers served as a regulatory economist and as the Director of the Division of Public Health Informatics and Analytics at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. In that role, he oversaw the Center’s statistical, epidemiological, and consumer research groups. As an academic, Dr. Stivers focused his research on the regulation of information and language in the marketplace.

Title Type Author
How The FTC Is Imposing Monetary Remedies Post-AMG Published Article By Dr. Andrew Stivers
Novel Privacy Concerns in Health Care Antitrust Published Article By Dr. Andrew Stivers, Dr. Emily Walden, Dr. Subramaniam (Subbu) Ramanarayanan
For the CFPB, Evaluating “Junk Fees” May Be Complicated Published Article Dr. Andrew Stivers
What the FTC Staff Report Reveals About Internet Service Providers’ Data Collection Published Article Dr. Andrew Stivers
Monetary Remedies for Zero-Price Privacy Regulation Published Article Dr. Andrew Stivers
Monetary Remedies After High Court FTC Ruling Published Article Dr. Andrew Stivers