Varney Instead of Elhauge at DOJ?

Josh Wright —  22 January 2009

So says Bloomberg.

UPDATE: More from DOJ:

The White House is expected to nominate Christine Varney, a former Federal Trade Commission member and Internet-law expert, as Justice Department antitrust chief, people briefed on the move said.  Jon Leibowitz, a current FTC member, is the leading candidate for commission chairman, but the decision isn’t final, these people said.  Both are known to favor aggressive enforcement and would mark a change from the Bush administration, which pursued scores of price-fixing cases but challenged few mergers and rarely acted against alleged monopoly conduct.

2 responses to Varney Instead of Elhauge at DOJ?


    This is good news. The macroeconomists tell us that deflation is a worry, and antitrust is as good a way as any of pushing prices up.