Andrew Sweeting

Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland

Serving as Director of the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission in 2020

Andrew Sweeting is a tenured Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.  He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2004 and he has also held positions at Northwestern University (2004-2007) and at Duke University (2007-2014, with tenure 2012-14). Andrew has been a Faculty Research Fellow and then Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 2007. His research has covered a range of topics including the effects of mergers on prices and product variety, how to quantify the constraints that potential entry and product repositioning will place on market power after mergers (this work received the 2018 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics), the design of auctions, the identification of collusion in wholesale electricity markets, the welfare effects of targeted advertising and the effects of revenue management in secondary markets for event tickets.  His research has been supported by three separate multi-year grants from the National Science Foundation and he currently manages a collaboration between the NBER and Nielsen Media with support from the Sloan Foundation.  Published papers have appeared in leading economics journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and the RAND Journal of Economics. Andrew is currently Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, a Foreign Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, and the founder and organizer of the annual DC Industrial Organization Conference.

Andrew is currently serving as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission.  He worked as an antitrust consultant in London and Brussels from 1997 to 1999, served on the UK Competition Commission’s Academic Panel from 2007 to 2014 and visited the US Department of Justice in 2017.

Curriculum Vitae (January 2020)

Contact (for full details click here):
Department of Economics
3114 Tydings Hall
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742

Serving as:
Director, Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20580

Email: (academic) or (government)
Mob: 847 894 2105 (personal/academic) or 202 304 9471 (government)