Cotterill Economics
Ronald W. Cotterill and Associates


What We Do

Cotterill Economics provides economic analysis and expert testimony.  The subject matter areas include:

  • Product and Geographic Market Definition
  • Horizontal Mergers
  • Monopolization
  • Price Fixing
  • Robinson-Patman Price Discrimination
  • Predatory Pricing
  • Vertical Market Channel Organization
  • Vertical Market Conduct including analysis of Foreclosure
  • Advertising, Product Differentiation, and Barriers to Entry
  • Class Certification in Class Action Cases in the above areas of Antitrust
         Direct purchaser cases
         Indirect purchaser cases
         Analysis of cost pass though (price transmission) in indirect cases
  • Breach of Contract by Supermarkets or Landlords
  • Cooperative Pricing and Antitrust Issues
  • Cooperative Organization and Control Issues
  • Estimation of Damages due to Antitrust Violations or Breach of Contract
  • Regulatory Analysis in Milk Markets
         Federal Market Order hearings
         Federal and State agency and legislative hearings
  • Testimony on Industrial Organization and Antitrust Issues before the U.S. Congress and State Legislatures, and Competition Authorities in the U.S. and other Countries

 Industries that we have studied include:

  • Food Retailing in the U.S., Australia, Great Britain, and Puerto Rico
  • Several Food Manufacturing Industries including Milk, Breakfast Cereal, Fresh Fruit, Beer, Cheese, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Peanut Butter, Coffee, Bottled Water, Cottage Cheese, Ketchup, and Ice Cream.
  • Petrolium Refining and Gasoline Retailing