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Michael Baye

Kelley School of Business

Expert Bio

Michael Baye is the Bert Elwert Professor of Business at the IU Kelley School of Business. He served as the director of the Bureau of Economics at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in 2007-08 and was appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Academic Research Council in 2019. His academic research focuses mainly on pricing strategies and their impact on consumer welfare and firm profits in both online and traditional markets.

Baye has published over 75 articles and books on topics that include mergers, auctions, patents, advertising, information, game theory, online markets and other areas related to antitrust and consumer protection. He has won numerous awards for his outstanding teaching and research, and his academic research on pricing strategies in online markets has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The New York Times.

He has lectured and spoken at conferences and academic institutions throughout North America and Europe, and has held visiting appointments at Cambridge, Oxford, Erasmus University, Tilburg University and the New Economic School in Moscow. In addition to his extensive academic publications and practical antitrust experience, he has also served on numerous editorial boards in economics as well as marketing.

Areas of Expertise

Industrial organization, microeconomics, game theory, e-commerce, antitrust.

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