Gareth Macartney

ggmacartneyDr. Macartney is a Partner, Senior Economist and Director of Competition Analytics at OnPoint. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University College London. In the course of his studies he was awarded the W.M. Gorman scholarship and the Advanced Institute of Management scholarship. During his Ph.D. program he worked at London’s leading economic research institute, the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He has taught economics classes at University College London and has lectured on competition at the University of Cambridge and Oxford University. He has presented his research at the European Policy on Intellectual Property Conference, the European Economics Association Congress, the Royal Economic Society Conference and the London School of Economics. His research on the effects of competition on employment has been published in The Economic Journal, and his research on the effects of employment protection regulation on innovation has been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics. He received a 2015 Antitrust Writing Award for his work on “Antitrust Proceedings – Then and Now,” an article about the evolving standards for economic analysis in class certification that was published in Research in Law and Economics. Dr. Macartney’s article “Economic Principles for Class Certification Analysis in Antitrust Cases” is currently available in the Spring 2016 issue of Antitrust Magazine. He has also refereed academic articles for The Economics of Transition, Oxford Economic Papers and Fiscal Studies.

In the course of his litigation consulting experience Dr. Macartney has analyzed issues relating to anti-competitive behavior, including price-fixing, economic damages due to breach of contract, class certification, patent infringement, commercial success and breach of franchise agreements. Dr. Macartney has analyzed a wide variety of industrial sectors including rail freight, ready-mixed concrete, the dairy industry, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, mining, petrochemicals, real estate, fashion, food and agriculture. He has produced expert reports related to issues of class certification, price-fixing and patent infringement (in cases such as Teramura, et al. v. Walgreen Co, d/b/a Walgreens and NextBus, Inc. v. NextBus Information Systems), as well as a variety of complex damage analyses. Dr. Macartney served as Kodak’s damages expert and provided deposition testimony in its LCD price-fixing case (In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation), which resulted in a favorable settlement on the eve of trial. Recently, he also served as damages expert for Fujifilm in their patent infringement case Fujifilm Corp. v. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. et al.; his testimony at the jury trial helped secure an advantageous verdict on damages.

Education
University College London, Ph.D. Economics
University of London, Royal Holloway College, M.Sc. Economics (Distinction)
Oxford University, Exeter College, B.A. Physics (Honors)

Practice Areas
Antitrust and Competition, Class Certification, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals, Settlement Services, Transition Economies, Trade Disputes, Natural Resources, Economic Damages, Insurance and Healthcare