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Charles S. Taragin


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 2007
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2022 - present
  • Economist

    Federal Trade Commission

    2019 - 2022
  • Economist

    Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

    2007 - 2019
  • Size and Survival of Entrants to Retail Banking
    David Benson, Vitaly Bord, Aaron Garner, and Charles Taragin
    FEDS Notes (2023)
  • Consequences of model choice in predicting horizontal merger effects
    Matthew T. Panhans and Charles Taragin
    International Journal of Industrial Organization (2023)
  • Beyond 'Horizontal' and 'Vertical': The Welfare Effects of Complex Integration
    Margaret Loudermilk, Gloria Sheu, and Charles Taragin
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2023)
  • Economics at the FTC: Estimating Harm from Deception and Analyzing Mergers
    Michael Vita, Keith Brand, Miriam Larson-Koester, Nathan Petek, Charles Taragin, William Violette, and Daniel H. Wood
    Review of Industrial Organization (2022)
  • Simulating Mergers in a Vertical Supply Chain with Bargaining
    Gloria Sheu and Charles Taragin
    RAND Journal of Economics (2021)
  • Economics at the Antitrust Division: 2017–2018
    Luke M. Froeb, Russell W. Pittman, Charles S. Taragin, Steven Tschantz, and Gregory J. Werden
    Review of Industrial Organization (2018)
  • The simple algebra of surplus in private values open auctions: A nested logit merger model
    Luke M. Froeb, Vladimir Mares, Steven Tschantz, and Charles Taragin
    Economics Bulletin (2018)
  • Competition and Price Discrimination in the Market for Mailing Lists
    Ron Borzekowski, Raphael Thomadsen, and Charles Taragin
    Quantitative Marketing and Economics (2009)
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2005)
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Last Update: December 1, 2023