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- A.B., Economics and Mathematics, Washington University
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Rochester
- IDEI Associated Researcher
- Member of Toulouse School of Economics
- Antitrust & Competition Economics
- Economic Consulting
- Regulated Industries
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
David J. Salant is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Boston. Dr. Salant is a member of the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) industry practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Dr. Salant has 20 years of experience in auction strategy, auction design, regulation of network industries and competition policy.
Dr. Salant has served as the primary auction strategist for auctioneers and bidders in dozens of auctions around the world, primarily for spectrum, but also in 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.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Salant was 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, New York University, Boston University and Boston College. He was also the co-founder of Auction Technologies Inc. Dr. Salant is the author of “A Primer on Auction Design, Management and Strategy” published in the MIT Press in 2014, and numerous articles on auctions and game theory.
Dr. Salant holds an A.B. in economics and mathematics from Washington University, graduating magna cum laude, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. He is an IDEI Associated Researcher and a member of the Toulouse School of Economics.