Gloria J. Hurdle

Economists Incorporated (Washington)
Vice President

Dr. Hurdle is Vice President at Economists Incorporated Washington. She has testified in a number of matters, including testimony before the Special Master to the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund; the Competition Tribunal in Ottawa, Canada; the Department of Transportation; the Civil Aeronautics Board; and U.S. District Court. She recently submitted expert testimony in cases involving the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, race and gender discrimination, lead poisoning, personal injury, and competitive effects of an agreement. She also co-authored a report on airline Global Distribution System rules and has submitted comments on airport take-off and landing slots. She has assisted in a number of mergers and other antitrust matters involving such diverse industries as cement and ready mix concrete, defense, pharmaceuticals and other medical products, book publishing, containers, and cruise ships. Prior to joining Economists Incorporated, Dr. Hurdle spent over thirteen years as an economist in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Although her work primarily involved transportation matters, it also included agriculture and energy. She participated in writing comments that were filed before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Civil Aeronautics Board, the United States Department of Transportation, and the Interstate Commerce Commission. Dr. Hurdle has published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, co-authored a reply comment on market power in the Antitrust Law Journal, and co-authored “Concentration, Potential Entry, and Performance in the Airline Industry,” in the Journal of Industrial Economics. She also published “Price Discrimination and Economies of Scale in Merger Analysis,” in Antitrust. Prior to her work at the Antitrust Division she was on the staff of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly and taught economics and statistics at the Colorado College, the University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University.

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Gloria Hurdle, Stuart D. Gurrea The US DoJ requires conduct remedies before allowing a vertical merger between a popular generic online search engine and a widely-used flight information services provider (Google / ITA)


On July 1, 2010, Google Inc. (“Google”) and ITA Software, Inc. (“ITA”) announced an agreement for Google to acquire ITA for $700 million. On April 8, 2011, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it would allow the proposed acquisition subject to certain conditions. DOJ filed a complaint (...)

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