Dr. Janet Netz is a founding partner of applEcon, an applied economics consulting firm focused on antitrust litigation. She has been the expert witness in numerous antitrust cases, with a focus on evaluating the competitive effects of firm conduct and quantifying the magnitude of harm to competitors or consumers.

Many of her cases involve international price-fixing cartels, including LCDs, CRTs, and HDD suspension assemblies. She has also testified in monopolization cases, including the manipulation of standard setting organizations to obtain market power. Dr. Netz has testified extensively on class certification issues, often on behalf of indirect purchasers, in both the United States and Canada. She was awarded the “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Economics” by the American Antitrust Institute in 2013 for her work In re TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation.Dr. Netz earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1992, with a specialty in industrial organization and international trade. 


She was a tenured Associate Professor at Purdue University and a visiting Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, teaching industrial organization economics, antitrust and regulation economics, and international trade at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Dr. Netz has published articles on issues related to industrial organization, spatial competition, and antitrust. applEcon provides expert economic analysis and consultation to litigation attorneys, legal teams, and businesses. applEcon’s expertise is in the economic analysis of liability and damages issues related to business litigation and government regulatory matters. applEcon has been involved in many notable cases and landmark decisions over the last twenty years. The applEcon team offers extensive experience and expertise in areas such as technology, telecommunications, healthcare, computer hardware and software, as well as automotive, medical equipment, and several others.


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