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Economics professor to assume DOJ post

Nancy L. Rose PhD ‘85, a professor of applied economics at MIT, has been named Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Rose is an expert on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive industries and regulatory economics. At the DOJ, she will head a team of economists in the Antitrust Division, which works to prevent monopolies and promote economic competition.

Rose joined MIT’s faculty in 1985 through the Sloan School of Management, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Economics for twenty years. In 2012, she was granted MIT’s highest honor in undergraduate teaching, becoming a Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow.

She will take a leave of absence from MIT to fill her post with the DOJ, which begins Sept. 8.

—Katherine Nazemi