Omar Farooque

Omar Farooque

Omar is a Principal in the New York office. He leverages extensive competition and tech sector experience to liaise with experts and guide analysis in complex matters including mergers and litigations. His work has included developing theoretical models and applying causal inference techniques to quantify economic incentives arising from mergers or anti-competitive conduct across a variety of industries including tech, digital advertising, health care, CPG, and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Keystone, Omar was a Senior Research Economist at Spotify, where he partnered with senior executives to grow Spotify’s advertising business and guide podcast content strategy using economic analysis, demand modeling, and causal inference techniques. He previously was an Associate Principal at Charles River Associates, where he consulted on a variety of competition and antitrust issues.

Omar earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University, where he researched microeconomic theory with an emphasis on mechanism design and matching markets.

In his free time, Omar enjoys reading academic works about history – his road not taken, spending time with his young family, and cooking.


  • B.A in Economics and Applied Mathematics from University of Arizona
  • M.A in Economics from Northwestern University
  • Ph.D in Economics from Northwestern University