I was the first person pointing to the possibility of collusion in the determination of this rate. Following 2008 articles from the Wall Street Journal that discussed the possibility that some banks were submitting too-low quotes, I was the lead author on a study analyzing and flagging the collusive behavior. I am very familiar with manipulation of this rate and serve as an advisor to regulator agencies on methodologies of rate reform. I have also flagged a number of other instances of possible bench-marking manipulation, including collusion relating to credit default swaps, gold, silver, platinum, aluminum, and natural gas. I recently testified on behalf of the U.S. Government in a natural gas manipulation case relating to allegations that I brought against BP, and we earned a favorable verdict.
This antitrust, securities, and financial regulation professional is highly qualified with prior experience as an expert witness. She has flagged potential collusive behavior in her work on conspiracies and manipulations, leading to large-scale investigations on multiple occasions including the Libor scandal. The expert earned her Bachelor’s degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon as well as a Master’s degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The expert also possesses a Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at a prestigious New York business school, and works as the Managing Director for an economic advisory firm. Her main areas of specialization are econometrics, monetary and financial economics, and applied industrial organization. She has worked as a consultant for the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission and the World Bank.