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Barbara Alexander

Lecturer

Academic Division: Economics
781-239-5906

Bio

Barbara J. Alexander consults on intelle​​​​ctual property and antitrust. Her research, teaching, and litigation work focuses on patent infringement and price-fixing cases, as well as economic regulation and government procurement. Dr. Alexander received her Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Department of Economics and her Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Texas (Austin); her dissertation examined how bidding rules affected the vulnerability of Pentagon acquisitions to bidder collusion. Dr. Alexander’s litigation consulting includes the district court case involving Microsoft, in the late-1990s (on the side of the Department of Justice), merger cases, many price-fixing matters, and a variety of shareholder suits. Recent publications and research include examination of the impact of exchange rate instability on international cartels, and examination of the effect of bidding rules on efficiency of awards for highway contracts. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Alexander served as Chief of Research for the Texas Public Utility Commission.​​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Harvard
  • MA, University of Texas
  • BA, University of Texas

Academic Interests

American Economic History; Business Scams and Frauds; Industrial Organization; Law and Economics

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • SME 2031: PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • SME 2031: PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
  • ECN 3655: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
  • ECN 2000: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Publications

Others

  • Alexander, B.J. (2007). Damages and Remedies: American Bar Association

Presentations

  • Testimony in Support of "An act relative to prejudgement interest"
    Alexander, B. Testimony in Support of "An act relative to prejudgement interest" Testimony (live), Boston, MA (2015)
  • Legal Limits on Cooperative Behavior
    Alexander, B. Legal Limits on Cooperative Behavior , Ann Arbor, MI (2010)