Rev Ind Organ (2009) 35:349–367
The Year in Review: Economics at the Antitrust
Ken Heyer · Carl Shapiro · Jeffrey Wilder
Published online: 12 November 2009
© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2009
Abstract This paper covers the activities of the Economic Analysis Group (EAG)
of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, during 2008–2009. It describes
the economic analysis undertaken by EAG in several important investigations, and in
other activities as an advocate for competition.
Keywords Antitrust · Competition · Mergers
During the past year the Economic Analysis Group (EAG) of the Antitrust Division,
U.S. Department of Justice, has been engaged actively in providing economic anal-
ysis on a wide range of interesting and important matters. A substantial share of its
Ken Heyer is the Economics Director for Economic Analysis at the Antitrust Division, United States
Department of Justice. Carl Shapiro is the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis and
the chief economist at the Antitrust Division of the Antitrust Division, United States Department of
Justice. Jeffrey Wilder is the Assistant Chief of the Antitrust Division’s Competition Policy Section.
Shapiro joined the Division in March 2009 and was not a party to any decisions made prior to that time.
The views in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reﬂect those of the Antitrust
K. Heyer (
) · C. Shapiro · J. Wilder
Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 600 E Street, N.W. Suite 10000, Washington, DC 20530,