A Massachusetts Institute of Technology economics professor will join the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division in September, the department announced today.
Nancy L. Rose will serve as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, advising on corporate mergers and non-merger enforcement initiatives.
She replaces Aviv Nevo, who joined the division in February 2013 and is returning to his professorship at Northwestern University this fall.
Rose will manage the approximately 50 Ph.D. economists who make up the Antitrust Division’s Economic Analysis Group, which provides analysis about the economic effects of litigation, regulation and competition policies.
As such, Rose will become a top adviser to Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer.
Rose, who will be on leave from MIT’s Department of Economics, has taught at the university since earning her Ph.D. in economics there in 1985. She’s also taught in MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She is resigning as director of the National Bureau of Economic Research program in Industrial Organization, a non-profit research organization she’s led since its founding in 1991.
The incoming DOJ official is also a past vice president of the American Economic Association. Her business experience includes serving as a independent director at consulting firm Charles River Associates, Sentinel Investments, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.