Peter Malaspina, Ph.D.
Principal & Testifying Expert
Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Malaspina’s expertise covers a range of economic issues pertaining to antitrust, intellectual property, econometrics, and statistics. Dr. Malaspina recently provided expert testimony on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission on issues pertaining to econometrics and statistics in federal court. He has previously provided expert testimony in federal and state courts on a variety of economic issues including intellectual property, antitrust, econometrics and statistics, and economic damages. Dr. Malaspina has also assisted companies in designing intellectual property licenses.
Before joining QES, Dr. Malaspina served as the Chief Economist at the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where he served as the Attorney General’s lead economic policy advisor; oversaw economic analyses for several bureaus including Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Investor Protection, Health Care, Environmental Protection, and Taxpayer Protection; helped negotiate multimillion dollar settlement agreements; and presented analyses to staff economists and attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and dozens of States' Attorney General antitrust bureaus. Since leaving his post at the New York Attorney General’s office, he has continued to provide expert consulting services to several States' Attorney General offices on a range of antitrust issues.
Dr. Malaspina graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation focused on intellectual property, including a paper on patent infringement damages. He has also published research on the use of forward citation analysis for analyzing patent infringement damages. While at UNC, Dr. Malaspina taught a range of undergraduate courses, including Introductory Economics, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Applied Microeconomic Theory, and Public Policy.