Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Christine Varney made official what had been known unofficially for a few weeks - replacing Carl Shapiro at DOJ as Chief Economist will be Fiona Scott Morton of the Yale School of Management. She is an excellent IO economist who has done some very interesting work in health care competition issues. For those of you who remember my Best of the Best: Top Female Antitrust Economics and Law Professors, Fiona Scott Morton made that list. When I published the list in May of 2010, I hoped that the US antitrust agencies would take the list seriously and think about picking from it for a chief economist. I am glad to see that DOJ stepped up to the plate.