Dr. David Dranove, One of the Nation's Leading Economists, Joins Analysis Group as Academic Affiliate

March 9, 2017

Analysis Group, one of the largest private economics consulting firms in North America, is proud to welcome Dr. David Dranove, a distinguished expert and one of the nation's leading economists, as an Academic Affiliate to the firm.

Dr. Dranove is the Walter J. McNerney Distinguished Professor of Health Industry Management and a Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He also has more than two decades of experience providing economic analyses in litigation and regulatory matters. Notably, Dr. Dranove was the US Department of Justice's primary expert witness in its recent challenge to the proposed $54 billion merger between health insurers Anthem and Cigna, the largest announced merger in the history of the health insurance industry. The testimony of Dr. Dranove, which was supported with work by a team of economists from Analysis Group, was cited numerous times by the federal district judge, who ruled that the merger should be enjoined. 

“David has an incredible depth of expertise and he is held in such high esteem. Our work with David on the Anthem-Cigna case has been a fantastic collaboration,” said Analysis Group CEO and Chairman Martha Samuelson. “We are very excited that he is affiliating with Analysis Group, and we look forward to more collaboration with David on a variety of complex and important cases.”

Dr. Dranove added: “Analysis Group is widely respected for the intellectual talent and rigor that its economists bring to their work. I am thrilled to formalize my relationship with them.”

Dr. Dranove's extensive academic research focuses on industrial organization and business strategy, with particular depth in the health care industry. His consulting work as an expert focuses on issues in health care competition, antitrust, econometrics, and competitive strategy, among other areas.