John Kwoka, Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics has been named Chief Economist to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan. During his appointment to the FTC, Kwoka will be working with competition economists and attorneys on an updated approach to merger review policies.
John Kwoka will serve as Chief Economist to the Chair. John joins us from Northeastern University where he is the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics. Kwoka has published widely, with his recent scholarship focusing on ways to update and strengthen merger policy and other aspects of antitrust. Kwoka has previously taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and George Washington University, and has had visiting positions at Northwestern University and Harvard University. He has lectured and consulted widely in the areas of industrial and competition policy and has published more than 85 research and policy papers on economic issues.
John Kwoka was also part our of editorial board and published Controlling Mergers and Market Power: A Program for Reviving Antitrust in America with CPI. This an important and timely contribution from a prominent antitrust economist and policy advisor.
Controlling Mergers and Market Power sets out a comprehensive, detailed, and rigorous program to revive antitrust, and merger control in particular, in the U.S. It analyzes the specific failures and weaknesses of current policy.