Sean Sullivan is an interdisciplinary legal scholar, studying topics at the intersection of law, economics, and statistics. His writes primarily in the areas of evidence law, antitrust law, and law-and-economics. Professor Sullivan's recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Corporation Law; Law, Probability & Risk; and the Journal of Law and Economics. He is also coauthor of the chapter on law and experimental economics in the Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics.
Prior to law school, Professor Sullivan pursued graduate studies in economics and statistics. Following law school, he practiced for nearly four years as an antitrust attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, working mainly on the antitrust review of mergers in technology and commodity-chemical industries.
Professor Sullivan is a member of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center faculty. He also maintains an active role at the University of Virginia VeconLab Experimental Economics Laboratory, and is editor of a working annotation of the United States Horizontal Merger Guidelines. For the 2017-18 academic year, Professor Sullivan will be teaching Evidence and Antitrust Law.
Professor Sullivan's recent publications include "Why Wait to Settle? An Experimental Test of the Asymmetric Information Hypothesis," in the Journal of Law & Economics; "What Structural Presumption? Reuniting Evidence and Economics on the Role of Market Concentration in Horizontal Merger Analysis," in the Journal of Corporation Law; and "Probative Inference from Phenomenal Coincidence: Demystifying the Doctrine of Chances" in Law, Probability & Risk.
BS, Economics, George Mason University, 2005
MS, Statistics, George Mason University, 2007
PhD, Economics, University of Virginia, 2011
JD, University of Virginia, 2013