Shapiro Takes DC Antitrust Role

 

Professor Carl Shapiro, an expert in the economics of antitrust and innovation, has been named chief economist in the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division.


Shapiro, a Haas faculty member since 1991, previously served as deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis in the Justice Department from 1995 to 1996.


Shapiro has helped establish UC Berkeley as a leading force in the patent reform effort by bringing Federal Trade Commission hearings to the Haas School and organizing a campus conference on patent reform. He is the coauthor of “Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy,” a widely acclaimed book published in 1999 that deconstructs the economic factors affecting information technology markets.


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