Susan Athey

Susan Athey is Chief Economist of the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. She is on partial leave from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she is the Economics of Technology Professor. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her PhD from Stanford, and she holds honorary doctorates from Duke University and London Business School. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford, and Harvard. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Science and is the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded by the American Economics Association to the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contributions to thought and knowledge.

DOJ and FTC Chief Economists Explain the Changes to the 2023 Merger Guidelines

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission released their completed version of the new 2023 Merger Guidelines. Susan Athey, Chief Economist for the DOJ Antitrust Division, and Aviv Nevo, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, explain how the revised document addresses the comments they received on the Draft Merger Guidelines that were expressed in ProMarket and elsewhere.

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