Bureau of Economics


About the Bureau

The Bureau of Economics helps the FTC evaluate the economic impact of its actions by providing economic analysis for competition and consumer protection investigations and rulemakings, and analyzing the economic impact of government regulations on businesses and consumers. Learn more about the work the Bureau does.

Economic Research

The Bureau conducts economic studies, provides support for antitrust and consumer protection investigations, analyzes existing and proposed consumer protection rules, and studies the competitive impact of regulations. Want to learn more or find a specific report? Visit our Economics Research page.

Additional Information

FTC Economists

Want to know more about the economists working here at the FTC? Take a look at our staff bios.

Educational Materials

The Bureau of Economics writes papers and produces reports that may be useful teaching materials for economics classes, principally in microeconomic theory and industrial organization.

Careers in the Bureau

The Bureau of Economics (BE) has a proud tradition of providing scientifically sound, data-driven economic analysis that informs antitrust, consumer protection, and business regulation policy in the US. With a staff of approximately 80 PhD-holding applied microeconomists, BE plays an essential role in virtually all aspects of the FTC’s mission. Learn more about career opportunities in the Bureau. There also are opportunities for Research Analysts within the Bureau.