A Northwestern University economics professor will join the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division in a senior role.
Aviv Nevo will begin as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for economic analysis on April 1, according to a department announcement.
“Aviv brings a wealth of economic knowledge and insightful analysis to the division’s talented and well-regarded economic staff. He is widely regarded as an intellectual pioneer in the use of data to analyze consumer preferences, which is fundamental to many of our enforcement matters,” Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer said in a statement. “The division is fortunate to have his expertise guiding our economic analysis.”
Nevo will supervise the division’s economic sections, providing advice on both merger and civil non-merger investigations.
He earned a Ph.D in economics from Harvard University in 1997. He graduated from Tel-Aviv University in 1991 with degrees in mathematics and economics.
Nevo has also been a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2003. Before joining Northwestern in 2004, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley from 1997 to 2003.