• Phone: 617-353-4408
  • E-Mail:  salinger@bu.edu
  • Website: http://management.bu.edu
  • Office: 540
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics, 1982.

    BA, Yale University, Honors in Economics, 1978.

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Salinger, M. A., Levinson, R., (2015). Economics and the FTC's Google Investigation. Review of Industrial Organization, 46(1), 25-57. New York.


      Salinger, M. A., Levinson, R., (2014). Economic Considerations Raised by the FTC's Investigation of Google's Search Practices. Competition Policy International, 10(Fall/Winter), 103-117. Boston.


      Salinger, M., (2011). Simple Economics of the Price-Setting Newsvendor Problem. Management Science, 57(11), 1996-1998.

      Salinger, M. A., (2011). The 2010 Revised Merger Guidelines and Modern Industrial Economics. Review of Industrial Organization/Springer, 39(1-2), 159-168. Heidleberg.


      Anderson, K., Durbin, E., Salinger, M., (2008). The Economics of Identity Theft. Journal of Economic Perspectives,

      Evans, D. S., Salinger, M., (2005). Why Do Firms Bundle and Tie? Evidence from Competitive Markets and Implications for Tying Law. Yale Journal on Regulation,

      Salinger, M., (1998). Regulating Prices to Equal Forward-Looking Costs: Cost-Based Prices or Price-Based Costs?. Journal of Regulatory Economics,

      Amaral, L. A., Buldyrev, S. V., Havlin, S., Salinger, M., Stanley, H. E., (1998). Power Law Scaling for a System of Interacting Units with Complex Internal Structure. Physical Review Letters,

      Stanley, M. H., Amaral, L. A., Buldyrev, S. V., Havlin, S., Leschhorn, H., Maass, P., Salinger, M., Stanley, H. E., (1996). Scaling Behaviour in the Growth of Companies. Nature,

      Salinger, M., (1995). A Graphical Analysis of Bundling. The Journal of Business,

      Salinger, M., (1992). Standard Errors in Event Studies. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis,

      Salinger, M., (1991). Vertical Mergers in Multi-Product Industries and Edgeworth's Paradox of Taxation. Journal of Industrial Economics, Oxford.


      Salinger, M., (1990). The Concentration-Margins Relationship Reconsidered. Micro-Brookings Papers on Economic Activity,

      Salinger, M., (1988). Vertical Mergers and Market Foreclosure. Quarterly Journal of Economics, Cambridge, MA.


      Salinger, M., (1984). Tobin's q, Unionization, and the Concentration-Profits Relationship. Rand Journal of Economics,

    Book Chapters:

      Salinger, M. A., (2014). The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, in Vertical Mergers, Daniel Sokol, New York: Oxford University Press, pp 551-585.


      Salinger, M., Summers, L. H., (1984). Tax Reform and Corporate Investment: A Microeconometric Stimulation Study, in M. Feldstein, ed., Behavioral Stimulation Methods in Tax Policy Analysis, : University of Chicago Press, pp 247-281.


    Working Papers:

      Salinger, M. A., Elbittar, A., (2013). White Paper on Vertical Restraints. Mexico City: Centro Regional de Competencia para America Latina.


      Salinger, M. A., Tying, Bundling, and the Cost of Product-Offering Complexity. : Marketing Science.


  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Salinger, M. A., (Author Only), Conditional Pricing Practices: Economic Analysis and Legal Policy Implications, Anticompetitive Loyalty Discounts by a Dominant Producer Threatened by Partial Entry, FTC/DOJ, Washjington, DC. (June 23, 2014).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      School of Management, MBA Program, PDC Member. (September 2013 - August 2015).

      Boston University, Committee Member, Committee on Academic Program Review. (September 2014 - Present).
      Serve on university committee that, with the help of visiting committees, reviews academic programs. Attend meetings. Act as committee representative for review of Political Science deparment.


      Boston University, Committee Member, Task Force on General Education. (September 2014 - Present).
      attend meetings, participate in (and provide SMG perspective on) discussions of adapting a university-wide policy on general education requirements for all BU undergraduates.


      School of Management, Working Group/Task Force Participation, Chairperson. (September 2012 - August 2013).
      Led committee that recommended changes in evaluation of research, organized Faculty Research Day


  • Academic, Military and Professional PositionsOpen or Close

    Director, Bureau of Economics, Bureau of Economics, U.S. Federal Trade Commission. (July 2005 - June 2007).

    (while on leave from Boston University)