Athey appointed: The Tipline for 6 July 2022

As the Department of Justice hones its antitrust scrutiny of major technology platforms, the agency is seeking top-notch talent with in-house knowledge. Along comes Susan Athey, a professor at Stanford University’s graduate business school known for her work as Microsoft’s top consulting economist. After most recently serving as an expert witness for Epic Games in its antitrust litigation against Apple and reportedly working closely with assistant attorney general Jonathan Kanter, Athey is making the jump to be the DOJ’s top antitrust economist.

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