Dr. Chetan Sanghvi

Senior Managing Director


Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 466 9240
Fax: +1 202 466 3605

Email: chetan.sanghvi@nera.com
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PhD in economics, Rutgers University
BA in economics, Northwestern University


Dr. Sanghvi is an expert in industrial organization and antitrust economics. He has evaluated the competitive impacts of numerous proposed mergers and acquisitions (in the US, Canada, and Europe), engaged with policy makers and antitrust enforcers, and provided expert economic and statistical testimony regarding the results of his research. Dr. Sanghvi has served as an expert economist in antitrust merger challenges on behalf of, as well as against, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other governmental agencies.

His expertise covers issues involving horizontal and vertical mergers; vertical restraints, including MAP requirements, distribution, licensing, and after-market issues; pay-for-delay; collusion; and foreclosure and exclusion. Dr. Sanghvi also testifies in matters involving the analysis of liability and damages in competition and commercial litigation, including alleged trademark and patent infringement, breach of contract, and Lanham Act violations.

Dr. Sanghvi has previously served two tours of duty with the FTC. In his most recent stint with the agency, he was Economics Advisor to the office of Commissioner Brill, the testifying economics expert in numerous competition matters, and the lead economist on major FTC litigations such as FTC v. Whole Foods. He was also the lead economist on an inter-agency Presidential task force on pricing and competition in the oil industry and provided technical aid and training to the Competition Commission of India. Dr. Sanghvi received the Paul Rand Dixon, Frances Walker, and Janet D. Steiger awards during his most recent tour of duty at the FTC. His work at the FTC covered numerous competitive concerns and a variety of industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, search engines and the internet, consumer and industrial products, entertainment, and retail services.

Dr. Sanghvi’s research has been published in antitrust policy journals. He serves frequently as a panelist in discussions of antitrust policy and analytics and is recognized as an antitrust and competition consulting expert by Who’s Who Legal. He has taught graduate economic theory at New York University, and industrial organization, antitrust policy, and game theory at Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, and Trinity College (Hartford). He has refereed for the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

Title Type Author
From Staples to Staples: 20 Years of Merger Enforcement in the United States Published Article Dr. Gabriella Monahova, Dr. Chetan Sanghvi, and Dr. John Scalf
We Need A Law To Recognize And Combat Pyramid Schemes Published Article Dr. Chetan Sanghvi
Meet the New ‘Boss’: Competitive Effects Analyses in Staples/Office Depot Published Article Dr. Chetan Sanghvi and Matthew Reilly
An Economic Analysis of the Criteria Used to Distinguish Direct Sellers from Pyramid ... Report Dr. Chetan Sanghvi, Dr. Timothy Watts, Jennifer Cascone-Fauver, et al