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Faculty Profiles

Barbara Alexander

  • Lecturer
Academic Division: Economics

Bio

Barbara J. Alexander consults on intellectual 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 Interest / Expertise

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

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2021

    • SME 2031 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
  • Degree Courses 2020

    • ECN 3655 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
    • ECN 2000 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
    • SME 2031 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
    • ECN 7200 MI MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

Publications

Book Chapters

  • committee, . (2011). Horizontal Restraints of Trade: 2009 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments. Page: 458. American Bar Association.

Book Reviews

  • Alexander, B.J. (2020). Review of Deconstructing the Monolith: the microeconomics of the National Recovery Act by Jason E. Taylor: Deconstructing the Monolith: the microeconomics of the National Recovery Act, by Jason E. Taylor. Vol: 82, Issue: 2, Page: 237-239. The Historian. link

Presentations

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