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Nellie Lew

Assistant Director

Bureau, Office or Division
Consumer Protection
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Selected Publications

  • "Economics at the FTC: Spatial Demand, Veterinary Hospital Mergers, Rulemaking, and Noncompete Agreements," with Abigail Ferguson, Michael Lipsitz, and Devesh Raval, Review of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming.
  • "Prospective Evaluation of Health Communication Effects on Market Outcomes," with Rosemarie L. Summers, Dallas W. Wood, Shawn A. Karns, Mary K. Muth, and Clark Nardinelli, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 2022.
  • "Willingness to Pay to Standardize Patient Medication Information," with Bern Caudill Dealy, Aaron Kearsley, Carolyn Wolff, Elizabeth Botkins, and Clark Nardinelli, Applied Economics, 2021.
  • "A Retrospective and Commentary on FDA’s Bar Code Rule," with Aaron Kearsley and Clark Nardinelli, Econ Journal Watch, 2018.
  • "Are Graphic Warning Labels Stopping Millions of Smokers? A Comment on Huang, Chaloupka, and Fong," with Trinidad Beleche, Rosemarie L. Summers, and J. Laron Kirby, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 2018.


University of California - Santa Barbara
PhD Economics
University of California - Santa Barbara
MA Economics
Johns Hopkins University
BA International Studies

Professional Experience

Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Supervisory Economist
Federal Aviation Administration

Supervisory Economist
Food and Drug Administration

Staff Economist
Food and Drug Administration

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