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Friday, February 29, 2008

Interview with Michael Baye, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

In the latest issue of the Antitrust Source, there is a great interview with Michael Baye, the head of the FTC's Bureau of Economics. 

ABSTRACT: In this interview with The Antitrust Source, Dr. Michael Baye discusses his views on horizontal merger analysis, econometrics, and recent activities in consumer protection. Dr. Baye began his job as the Director of the Bureau of Economics in July 2007. He is at the FTC on leave from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business, where he has been the Bert Elwert Professor of Business since 1997. Dr. Baye’s academic research focuses on pricing strategies and their impact on consumer welfare and firm profits and has applied tools from game theory and industrial organization to evaluate network industries, mergers, auctions, and online markets. The interview was conducted on February 5, 2008, by Editor Elizabeth M. Bailey for The Antitrust Source.

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