Microsoft Breakup-Supporting Economist Rejoins DOJ

Law360, New York (March 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former expert witness for the government in the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case, economist Carl B. Shapiro of the University of California, Berkeley, has rejoined the U.S. Department of Justice as chief economist of the Antitrust Division.

Shapiro, who has criticized the outcome of the Microsoft case in an academic paper, previously served in the DOJ during the Clinton administration as deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis for the antitrust division, according to the Justice Department.

As first reported by Bloomberg, Shapiro began work this...
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