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Michael Ward


Fellow, Antitrust Policy

Michael Ward is a Fellow of the Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy at ITIF. Ward was recently a Professor of Economics in the Business School of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and Research Associate at the Digital Economics Department of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. He studied mathematics and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. Previous positions include Staff Economist at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Assistant and Associate Professorships at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He has had past affiliate research positions with Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) in Brazil, with the Institute for Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) at the University of Illinois, with the Consortium for Research on Telecommunications Policy (CRTP), and with ZEW.

Michael Ward has worked as a professional economist in government, academia, and the private sector. His research interests include competition and innovation policy in high technology industries, most recently in the video games industry. His research has appeared in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, Research Policy, and Journal of Industrial Economics. He is a coauthor of the textbook Managerial Economics: A Problem Solving Approach. His research address economic consequences of high technology innovations, especially in IT. His recent research has focused on the evolution of the video game industry.

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