Dr. Rafert has over 12 years of experience conducting complex statistical and economic analyses, and managing case teams in a broad range of matters. These include antitrust litigation, merger and agency competition review, intellectual property litigation, survey design, and business strategy and technology policy consulting. Dr. Rafert specializes in applying economic theory, market research methods, and data science and statistical methods to examine potential competitive effects in mergers and but-for outcomes in antitrust litigation, as well as in general commercial litigation and intellectual property matters, and has supported academic experts in prominent cases involving technology, consumer products, and financial services. He has also authored numerous publications on the impacts of new technologies on consumers and economic outcomes.
Dr. Rafert received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Carleton College, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.