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 specializes in the economics of consumer markets in the context of highly consequential regulatory and law enforcement actions. 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 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. He has particular expertise in internet-based market issues, privacy, data security, technology, information economics, consumer labeling, and advertising. Dr. Stivers helps clients achieve fair outcomes that are grounded in rigorous and accessible economic analysis.

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 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 economist, Dr. Stivers focused his research on the regulation of information and language in the marketplace.

Title Type Author
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