Michael R. Baye

Indiana University Kelley School of Business Michael R. Baye on SSRN  


Michael Baye is the Bert Elwert Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He served as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission during 2007 and 2008, and as the Chairman of the US Consumer Protection Bureau’s (CFPB)’s Academic Research Council during 2019 and 2020. He is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

Professor Baye’s current research focuses on the impact of platform competition (including advertising, pricing and privacy policies) on consumer welfare and firm profits. His academic research on mergers, auctions, patents, advertising, online markets, game theory and other areas related to antitrust and consumer protection has been published in the top general interest journals in economics and business (American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, and Management Science), the top journals in economic theory (Econometrica and Review of Economic Studies), as well as the top field journals in industrial organization and econometrics (Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Econometrics). His academic research on advertising and pricing strategies in online markets has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times.

Professor Baye has provided expert economic testimony in a variety of antitrust and consumer protection matters on behalf of private parties, the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, and the Canadian Competition Bureau. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 1983, a M.S. in Economics from Purdue University in 1981, and a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University in 1980.