David Schmidt

US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)

David Schmidt is the Assistant Director of the Office of Applied Research and Outreach in the Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission. From 2001 to 2007, he was a staff antitrust economist at the FTC. From 1993 to 2001, he taught game theory and microeconomic theory in the Economics Department at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and has published numerous articles in those fields. He has worked on a variety of antitrust investigations and studies while at the FTC. His recent work has focused largely on pharmaceutical markets. Dr. Schmidt has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the California Institute of Technology.

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Jones Day (Brussels)
Microsoft (Brussels)
Sciences Po Paris
Columbia University (New York)
University of California (Berkeley)
Visa (London)


2446 Review

David Schmidt, Eric Morgan de Rivery, Frank Lichtenberg, Gautier Duflos, Jean-Yves Art, Julia Holtz, Richard Gilbert Lisbon Conference - Panel IV - Intellectual property and competition - complementary policies? The case of the software and pharmaceutical industries (15 January 2010)


Does patent protection restrict U.S. drug use? The impact of patent expiration on U.S. drug prices, marketing, and utilization Franck R. LICHTENBERG*, Columbia University National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Fellow, Lerner Center Gautier DUFLOS*, University of Paris I, Paris (...)

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