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The Mercatus Center At George Mason University Hires DOJ Economist

 |  November 3, 2022

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University announced that Dr. Gregory J. Werden will be joining the Center as a Visiting Scholar.

Dr. Werden worked as an economist at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division for over 40 years, including as Senior Economic Counsel. He made many contributions to the theory and practice of antitrust, including contributing to the DOJ’s merger guidelines. He earned a doctorate in economics at the University of Wisconsin.

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Alden Abbott, Mercatus Senior Research Fellow and former FTC General Counsel said: “Dr. Greg Werden is an outstanding economist who has contributed substantially to the antitrust enterprise. He played a pivotal role in developing the ‘hypothetical monopolist’ test that underlies modern merger guidelines analysis. As a Visiting Scholar at the Mercatus Center, he will add immeasurably to our work on competition policy.”

Doctor Werden wrote:  “I am delighted to be at the Mercatus Center, and excited about the opportunity to continue working on issues in competition policy.”