Aviv Nevo has been appointed as deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis at the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, the agency announced today.
Nevo is currently a professor of economics at Northwestern University, where he focuses on empirical industrial organization and econometrics. Since 2003, he has also been a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Starting April 1, Nevo will supervise the economic sections within the antitrust division and provide advice to the division's leader, Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, on both merger and civil non-merger investigations.
"Aviv brings a wealth of economic knowledge and insightful analysis to the division's talented and well-regarded economic staff. He is widely regarded as an intellectual pioneer in the use of data to analyze consumer preferences, which is fundamental to many of our enforcement matters," Baer said in a statement. "The division is fortunate to have his expertise guiding our economic analysis."
Nevo taught at the University of California at Berkeley from 1997 to 2003, and has been at Northwestern since 2004. He could not be reached for comment.