Alan C. Marco

amarcoDr. Marco is Associate Professor of economics at the Williams School of Commerce, Washington and Lee University. He specializes in industrial organization, law and economics, innovation, patent policy, licensing of intellectual property, competition policy and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, game theory and empirical legal studies. His academic research currently focuses on uncertainty in intellectual property rights, measuring the magnitude of that uncertainty and the impact of court errors, as well as analyzing the consequences of uncertainty on firm strategy and market performance, and the incentives for consolidation. He has additional interests in property rights in general, and the regulatory importance of the implicit trade-offs between patent policy and competition policy. Dr. Marco has published over a dozen articles of his work in leading academic journals including The Journal of Law and Economics, The Review of Law and Economics, The American Journal of Agricultural Economics and The Review of Financial Economics.

Dr. Marco has extensive experience in the consulting and litigation arena. He has worked as a consultant for the Tilden Group and the Law and Economics Consulting Group, on assignments related to antitrust and intellectual property. Prior to those assignments he worked for Capital Economics on merger and trade issues. His recent independent consultancy assignments have focused on intellectual property matters.

Education
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. Economics
Skidmore College, B.A. Mathematics and Economics

Practice Areas
Antitrust and Competition, Class Certification, Intellectual Property, Transition Economies, Economic Damages