| FOR IMMEDIATE
MONDAY, JULY 3, 2000
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division today announced the appointment of Joseph V. Farrell as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for economic analysis.
Farrell replaces Timothy Bresnahan who returned to Stanford University to resume a professorship in the Department of Economics.
As Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Farrell will be responsible for supervising all economic analysis within the Division and directing the Division's Economic Analysis Group.
"Professor Farrell is a leading scholar in economics who has extensive experience with issues of central importance to the Division. His talents and expertise will assist substantially in ensuring that American markets remain free and open and that American consumers are protected from anticompetitive actions," said Joel I. Klein, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department's Antitrust Division.
Farrell, a professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, has previously served as Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission, and has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Farrell earned his doctorate in economics from Oxford University in 1981.