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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1995
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ANTITRUST DIVISION NAMES NEW DEPUTY ASSISTANT
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division announced today the appointment of northern Californian, Carl Shapiro, 40, as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for economic analysis.
Anne K. Bingaman, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, said that Shapiro will be responsible for supervising all economic analysis within the Division and directing the Division's Economic Analysis Group. Shapiro will provide advice to Bingaman on both merger and civil non-merger investigations.
"Professor Shapiro is a leading scholar in antitrust economics who has written extensively on issues of central importance to the Division, including intellectual property, innovation, 'increasing-returns' markets, and horizontal mergers. He also brings extensive experience as an economic expert to the Division. We are extremely fortunate to have him join us," said Bingaman.
Shapiro is taking a leave of absence from the University of California at Berkeley, where he is Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy in the Haas School of Business and a professor of economics. Shapiro is stepping down as editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a leading economics journal published by the American Economic Association.
Shapiro received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. He also earned B.S. degrees in mathematics and economics from that same university as well as an M.A. in mathematics from Berkeley.
He taught at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Economics at Princeton University for 10 years, and has been at Berkeley since 1990.
Shapiro and his wife, Dawn, are moving from Lafayette, California, to Chevy Chase, Maryland, with their nine-year old daughter, Eva, and their six-year old son, Benjamin.