FTC May Be Gunning For Google With Economist Hire

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly hired a former U.S. Department of Justice chief economist to work on its antitrust investigation into Google Inc., a move experts said Thursday may indicate that the agency is preparing a case against the Internet search giant.

The FTC has hired Richard Gilbert, an emeritus professor of economics at University of California, Berkeley who worked for the DOJ's Antitrust Division in the early 1990s, to help with its probe into Google's search practices, Politico reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources....
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