Regression Analysis Explained for Antitrust Practitioners

28 June 2018
Dr. Elizabeth Bailey

Regression analysis is well-accepted scientific evidence relied on in merger and non-merger antitrust matters. Combined with other non-statistical evidence, such as documents and testimony, technical evidence from regression analysis can be a powerful tool for measuring the relationship between two or more factors or phenomena. Yet, many legal professionals and antitrust practitioners do not thoroughly understand this important analytical process and may over- or under-state its legitimacy in a particular antitrust matter.

Published in the June 2018 issue of The Antitrust Source, Dr. Bailey’s article, “Regression Analysis Explained for Antitrust Practitioners,” defines regression analysis using straight-forward examples, describes how antitrust practitioners use regression analysis, and discusses when regression analysis may be misleading.