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Federal Trade CommissionProfessor Andrew Sweeting (1992, PPE) is serving as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission from January 2020 to January 2021. He is a tenured Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Andrew has been a Faculty Research Fellow and then Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 2007. He is currently Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, a Foreign Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, and the founder and organizer of the annual DC Industrial Organization Conference. Andrew previously worked as an antitrust consultant in London and Brussels from 1997 to 1999, served on the UK Competition Commission’s Academic Panel from 2007 to 2014.

His research has covered a range of topics including the effects of mergers on prices and product variety, how to quantify the constraints that potential entry and product repositioning will place on market power after mergers, the design of auctions, the identification of collusion in wholesale electricity markets, the welfare effects of targeted advertising and the effects of revenue management in secondary markets for event tickets. Andrew received the 2018 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics.

You can learn more about Andrew on his website.

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