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Steering Committee


Hal Singer, Director

Career Line Professor of Economics at the University of Utah and Director of the Utah Project on Antitrust and Consumer Protection. Hal has written and consulted extensively in antitrust and consumer protection matters. He currently serves as Managing Director at Econ One and previously taught pricing to MBA candidates at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.


Jorge Contreras

Endowed Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and Director of the Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Jorge has published in all of the leading antitrust law journals and is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute.


Mark Glick

A longtime professor at the University of Utah economics department and a prominent scholar on antitrust and competition, as well as a lawyer and as an expert witness. Mark is economics editor of Antitrust Bulletin.

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Pavitra Govindan

Pavitra Govindan is a behavioral and experimental economist specializing in the topics of social norms and behavioral change, gender differences in self-promotion, and role of institutions in promoting gender diversity.  She has conducted lab experiments with university students, lab-in-the-field experiments in rural India, and online experiments on Qualtrics and Amazon Mechanical Turk. She has been a faculty member in the Economics department at the University of Utah since 2018.


Gabriel Lozada

Gabriel A. Lozada is an associate professor of economics at the University of Utah and teaches microeconomic theory at the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels.  Gabriel’s primary research fields include environmental and resource economics, sustainability of economies, and retirement sustainability for individuals.


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Christopher Peterson

The John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Chris is a leading legal scholar on consumer protection law. During the Obama Administration, Chris served in the Director’s Office at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he helped engineer large public enforcement actions against banks and oversee regulatory rule making under Administrative Procedures Act. 



Catherine Ruetschlin

Catherine Ruetschlin studies labor market inequalities and public policy. Her current research is focused on markets for childcare and the labor market for childcare workers. In 2021 and 2022, she worked with Utah’s Department of Workforce Services Office of Child Care to evaluate access to and affordability of childcare services across the state. She also contributed to a forthcoming interdisciplinary study with the US Department of Veterans Affairs examining the labor market challenges facing female veterans. Catherine has taught at the University of Utah since 2018.



Ted Tatos

Ted Tatos is an adjunct professor of economics and teaches applied econometrics focusing on competition issues. He is also the associate economics editor of the Antitrust Bulletin journal. He has published in economic and law journals and focuses his research on the exercise of monopsony power and other violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, intellectual property matters, and higher education. Ted has also served as expert witness for both private and public sector clients and continues to do so. His research formed the basis for a 2019 documentary by the sports journalism site The Athletic that detailed the use of collegiate athletes as subjects in concussion studies.

Darren Bush

Darren Bush

Professor Bush’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of regulation and antitrust, with emphasis on deregulated markets, immunities and exemptions, and merger review. Along with Harry First and the late John J. Flynn, he is coauthor on the antitrust casebook “Free Enterprise and Economic Organization: Antitrust” (7th Ed.) with Foundation Press.

Professor Bush received his Ph.D. in economics and J.D., both from the University of Utah. While completing his J.D., he consulted on issues regarding state deregulation of electric utilities, interned at the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, taught various economics courses, and received a Marriner S. Eccles Fellowship in Political Economy.

After receiving his J.D., he served as an Attorney General's Honor Program Trial Attorney at the Antitrust Division's Transportation, Energy, & Agriculture Section, where his primary focus was the investigation of mergers and anticompetitive conduct in wholesale and retail energy markets and airlines. He has testified numerous times on antitrust matters before congressional committees and federal commissions.

He is also a third-degree black sash in Northern Shaolin/Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu.






Last Updated: 8/31/23