David Salant | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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David Salant

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Economic Consulting
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    • 200 State Street
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    • Boston, MA, 02109
    • United States
    • T: +1 617 897 1500
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David J. Salant is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Boston. Dr. Salant is a member of the Economic Consulting segment. Dr. Salant’s primary areas of concentration are auction strategy, auction design, regulation of network industries, and competition policy.

Over the past 20 years, he has served as the primary auction strategist for auctioneers and bidders in dozens of auctions around the world, primarily in telecom and spectrum, but also energy, chemicals and several other sectors. Most recently, Dr. Salant has led war room advisory for bidders in the U.S. Incentive Auction for Comcast.

Dr. Salant’s experience also includes numerous engagements involving auction rule-making, and his filings and testimonies have had a significant impact on auction design and outcomes in many auctions. Dr. Salant has also served as a lead expert in some of the most significant post-auction disputes, most notably FCC vs Nextwave Personal Communications Inc.

Previously, Dr. Salant had been a member of the technical staff at GTE Labs, now Verizon, and Bell Labs. Dr. Salant has held teaching positions at SUNY Buffalo, Virginia Tech, NYU, Boston University and Boston College.

Dr. Salant is an IDEI Associated Researcher and Member of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia Business School. He was the co-founder of Auction Technologies Inc. Dr. Salant is also the author of “A Primer on Auction Design, Management and Strategy,” MIT Press 2014, and numerous articles on auctions and game theory.

Dr. Salant earned a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Washington University, graduating magna cum laude and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester.

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