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About Edgeworth Economics

Edgeworth Economics is an economic and quantitative consulting firm that provides economic analysis and expert testimony for clients facing complex litigation, regulatory, and other challenges involving antitrust, class certification, intellectual property, and labor and employment. Edgeworth’s expert economists, statisticians, data analysts, and other professionals assist clients with innovative solutions rooted in the rigorous application of economic principles and hard data. Organizations including leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies in North America and China rely on Edgeworth Economics to help them navigate through their most critical legal disputes and other challenges. 

Operating out of offices in Washington, DC, Pasadena, San Francisco, and Toronto, the firm is led by Co-founder Dr. John H. Johnson, who serves as CEO. Edgeworth’s experts have testified and consulted in numerous landmark cases, are nationally recognized for their expertise and insight, and have consulted for Fortune 500 companies on a diverse array of business and litigation matters.

What's in a name?

Edgeworth is a different kind of economic consulting firm, designed to optimize results and deliver outstanding economic consulting services with exceptional efficiency. Its guiding principles date back to the 19th century-to its namesake Francis Edgeworth, "who created a model of trade (known as 'pareto optimality') in which all individuals could be made better off without anyone being made worse off." This principle has guided decisions since the firm was founded and governs not only the firm's approach to client work, but also company culture and work environment.

In the News

August 2019

Seven Edgeworth Partners Named as Leading Competition Economists in Who’s Who Legal

Edgeworth Economics is proud to recognize seven Edgeworth Partners identified as Leading Competition Economists in Who’s Who Legal, a Law Business publication that identifies the foremost professionals in areas of business law. In its 2019 listing, a record number of Edgeworth experts have been featured, including: Dr. Jesse David, Dr. Laila Haider, Dr. John Johnson, Dr. George Korenko, and Dr. Gregory Leonard. Dr. Fei Deng and Michael Kheyfets were identified as future leaders in the space.

The publication selects experts for its rankings through a research process that evaluates a number of factors, including work on complex mergers, investigations, and disputes, as well as feedback from clients and fellow economists.

March 2019

Edgeworth Economics Wins a 2019 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award

An Edgeworth publication, “Comparative Analysis of Court-Determined FRAND Royalty Rates,” has won a 2019 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award. The article, authored by Edgeworth Partners Dr. Fei Deng, Dr. Gregory K. Leonard, and Dr. Mario Lopez, was selected by the Concurrences jury for the Business Article award in the category of Intellectual Property. The award was announced at the Concurrences Gala Dinner held March 26, 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

In the award-winning article, which was originally published in the Summer 2018 issue of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust, Dr. Fei Deng, Dr. Gregory Leonard, and Dr. Mario Lopez review and compare the two most recent court decisions in FRAND rates in cellular standards, Unwired Planet v. Huawei and TCL v. Ericsson, to determine the extent to which the two decisions are consistent with each other and potential implications for future litigations.

March 2019

Edgeworth Economics Recognized as Top Economic Consultancy by Global Competition Review Edgeworth Economics has again been listed as a top competition economic consultancy by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its annual publication of the Economics 20. A subset of the GCR 100, the Economics 20 recognizes the leading competition economics practices around the world.

“Edgeworth’s continued recognition in the Economics 20 reflects who we are as a firm,” said Edgeworth CEO Dr. John Johnson. “Our team is at the forefront of antitrust economics and we are deeply committed to providing clients with rigorous, sophisticated analyses, explained clearly and simply.”

The Economics 20 is determined by criteria such as casework, reputation, size of practice, and individual expert recognition in Who's Who of Competition Economists.

December 2018

Edgeworth Economics Appoints Dr. Jesse David to President; Dr. John Johnson to Continue in Role as CEO

Edgeworth is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jesse David to President, effective January 1, 2019. As President, Dr. David will take over day-to-day operations from Dr. John Johnson, who will continue to serve as CEO. Dr David and Dr. Johnson will remain full-time economic experts dedicated to serving Edgeworth’s client through their consulting practices.

“Jesse David is the perfect embodiment of everything this firm stands for—intellectually, culturally, and personally. I am very proud to pass the title of President to him,” said Dr. Johnson.

In his capacity as CEO, Dr. Johnson will continue this focus on building the strategic vision of Edgeworth and setting the firm’s course for the future.

June 2018

Edgeworth Economics Is Once Again Named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post

Edgeworth Economics was recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post for the second consecutive year. The annual recognition selects organizations in the Washington, DC area with the highest ratings based on an independently conducted employee survey.

"Edgeworth's consecutive recognition as a Top Workplace in The Washington Post is an honor and reflects our first-rate group of people and our commitment to providing professional growth, scholarship, and top-notch work in a team-oriented environment," said President & CEO Dr. John Johnson.

May 2018

Dr. Fei Deng Discusses China's Antitrust Review of Qualcomm/NXP on Bloomberg TV

On May 24, 2018, Edgeworth Partner Dr. Fei Deng was interviewed on Bloomberg TV's "Bloomberg Markets" by anchor Ed Hammond. As a leading expert in China competition economics, Dr. Deng was invited on the show to discuss the antitrust regulatory risk the Qualcomm/NXP deal is faced in China. Dr. Deng provided insight on the role of the Chinese antitrust agency-the Antimonopoly Bureau within the MOFCOM or the new State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR)-in reviewing the deal and more generally, the decision-making process surrounding merger reviews in China.

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Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
CEO: Dr. John H. Johnson, IV
President: Jesse David, PhD
2019 Employees (All Locations): 125

Major Office Locations

Washington, D.C. (HQ)
Pasadena, CA
San Francisco, CA
Toronto, ON

Major Departments & Practices

Antitrust & Competition

China Competition Economics

Class Certification


Data & HR Analytics


False Advertising

FRAND Royalties

Intellectual Property

ITC Litigation

Labor & Employment

Mergers & Acquisition Analysis

Patent Infringement Damages

Privacy & Data Security

Transfer Pricing


Wage & Hours