Matthew Cronin, Ph.D.
I am a Senior Economist at Quantitative Economic Solutions (QES), an economic consulting firm based in Boston, MA focusing on the quantification of damages with respect to antitrust and intellectual property disputes. Prior to joining QES, I worked as an Analyst for NERA Economic Consulting's Antitrust and Competition practice in Washington, D.C. I have experience providing economic and econometric modeling in matters that include antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, trade secret misappropriation, commercial success and government contracting disputes.
Outside of consulting I have worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as a Student Trainee Economist in the Office of Enforcement (OE) and the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI). My work for FERC involved monitoring natural gas market supply and demand fundamentals in the SERC Reliability Corporation and U.S. Gulf Coast. Moreover, I led several data science projects in OE and OEPI, which included using machine learning to predict certain natural gas and electric market outcomes, as well as developing python scripts to scrape, clean and visualize data used in seasonal market assessment reports.
I hold a Ph.D. in economics from the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University, where I specialized in Industrial Organization, Econometrics and Energy Economics. My research focused on using new nonparametric methods to make inference on the technical efficiency change of energy firms over time. I also instructed undergraduate courses in Principles of Macroeconomics at Clemson University.
More detail regarding my background can be found in my current CV and more detail regarding my research can be found here.