Ginger Zhe Jin

Ginger Zhe Jin is a professor of economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2016-2017, she was on leave while serving as director of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics. From January 2019 to May 2020, she was on leave while working as an Amazon scholar and senior principal economist at Jin is currently a managing editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, advisory council member of Journal of Industrial Economics, and board member of Industrial Organization Society. She has been a research associate of NBER since 2012. Her research has been published in leading economics, management and marketing journals, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Net Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Many of her works have been covered by major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, and Los Angeles Times. She obtained her PhD in economics from UCLA.

The Draft Merger Guidelines Risk Reducing Innovation

The draft Merger Guidelines seek to reduce mergers and acquisitions, especially those that remove potential entrants. However, precluding acquisitions in those settings ignores both what incentivizes startups and investors to take initial risks, as well as the advantages that large incumbents have to parlay acquisitions into further innovation and an array of widely commercialized consumer products. The overall effect may dampen innovation, write Ginger Zhe Jin, Mario Leccese, and Liad Wagman.

Latest news