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Cristián Hernández advises clients from a wide range of industries on economic issues including antitrust reviews of mergers and acquisitions and allegations of anticompetitive conduct. He helps companies obtain the necessary antitrust clearance (from the US Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice) to consummate their proposed mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Hernández believes working in a collaborative partnership with his clients and engaging constructively with antitrust agencies helps secure better outcomes.


In his antitrust work, Dr. Hernández has analyzed large data sets, studied natural experiments, conducted merger simulations, and developed econometric models of competition, including models of bargaining and spatial competition. He has analyzed economic issues across a wide range of industries including card payments, railroads, technology, construction supplies, consumer products, data distribution, healthcare, retail, rental cars, and waste.

Dr. Hernández specialized in industrial organization and econometrics during his PhD work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with research focused on antitrust, energy markets, and auctions. Prior to graduate school, he taught undergraduate level courses on pricing strategy and mathematical modeling at the School of Business and Economics at Universidad de los Andes in Chile. Dr. Hernández also worked as an independent consultant on issues related to the Chilean electricity market. His academic work on English auctions has been published in the RAND Journal of Economics


  • PhD in economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS in electrical engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


  • Spanish