Larry Schwartz is an economist with 40 years of professional and business experience in competition policy “cases,”, regulation, and financial services. He was a full-time member of the Canadian Competition Tribunal 1998-2003 providing economic expertise in merger, predatory pricing, and refusal-to-deal matters “in the course of the Tribunal’s adjudication of Competition Act cases.”
He provides independent economic research and advice to law firms, businesses consumer groups, and government agencies. Services include critical review of expert submissions, statistical research, and literature review; “His services” he has given expert-witness testimony and submissions in competition and regulatory cases as well as damages in commercial litigation.
For ten years, Larry lectured in finance on a part-time basis in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business, York University.
Larry has appeared as a witness before Parliamentary committee hearings on competition policy and mutual-fund regulation More recently he has made written submissions to the public consultations of the Government of Canada and Senator Howard Wetston on the future of Canadian competition policy His publications include peer-reviewed research studies and advisories published by the C.D. Howe Institute, the Canadian Competition Law Review and Competition Policy International.
Larry holds a Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania’s program in Public Policy Analysis, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.