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Dr. Alison Oldale will join the Federal Trade Commission as Deputy Director for Antitrust in the Bureau of Economics. 

Dr. Oldale has been serving as the Chief Economist for the United Kingdom’s Competition Commission, with high-level responsibilities both in economics and in strategic management.  She joined the Competition Commission in 2009 from economics consulting firm LECG, where she was a director.  She has more than 10 years of consulting experience, including three years based in Brussels, and she provided economic advice on a wide range of competition and regulatory issues.  Dr. Oldale holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cambridge University, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

“We look forward very much to benefitting from Alison’s impressive abilities and extensive and varied experience, and her contribution to the diversity of professional perspectives here at the FTC,” said Joseph Farrell, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. 

Dr. Oldale, who will join the FTC in mid-July, will replace Howard Shelanski, who recently left the agency and is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University.  “Howard was a tremendous asset to the Commission and the Bureau in two highly productive and active years in enforcement here, and we will miss him,” said Farrell.  “But we look forward to more of his scholarly reflections on antitrust.”

(BE Deputy Director)

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