Jay Ezrielev is the founder and managing principal of the economic consulting firm Elevecon. He is a former economic advisor to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons. He is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. His research focuses on economics of industrial organization, antitrust policy, regulation, econometrics, and data visualization. He has more than 20 years’ experience in antitrust consulting. He taught financial economics as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.
The Federal Trade Commission has recently lost a series of cases seeking to prevent Big Tech mergers and acquisitions. Jay Ezrielev offers several possible explanations for why the FTC continues to pursue these bad cases and suggests how the agency can refocus its energies to better serve its mission to protect competition going forward.
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