Nancy L. Rose
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Nancy L. Rose is the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics and a former head of the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her recent research on foundations for more effective antitrust enforcement builds on her experience as deputy assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Rose is engaging in the debate over competition and antitrust policy, which has captured worldwide attention and bipartisan interest in the United States. Her research will explore the role economics has played in relaxing antitrust enforcement over the past 40 years, drawing on economics and legal literatures, enforcement decisions, and case law. This work will seek to identify and advocate for changes to correct areas of underenforcement. An initial focus will be empirical analysis of the significance of merger-related efficiencies, which have been used to justify less stringent merger enforcement.
Rose received her AB magna cum laude in economics and government from Harvard University and her PhD from MIT. She is a research associate and past director of the National Bureau of Economic Research Industrial Organization Program, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a distinguished fellow of the Industrial Organization Society, an MIT Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, and a former fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Rose was awarded the 2020 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award by the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.
Should We Be Worried about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google? (Harvard Gazette, 9/24/21)