Jeremy Sandford is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, Dr. Sandford was an economist at the Federal Trade Commission, where he analyzed dozens of mergers and conduct matters involving industries such as: digital platforms, digital advertising, semiconductors, chemicals, hospitals, health care services, and consumer retail. While at the FTC, he also served as economic advisor to Commissioner Christine Wilson; in that role, he analyzed nearly all competition enforcement and policy matters before the Commission. Dr. Sandford served as the FTC’s expert in a 2019 distribution merger. Dr. Sandford has written extensively in the fields of industrial organization, antitrust economics, and applied microeconomics. His articles have been published in journals including the RAND Journal of Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and George Mason Law Review. Dr. Sandford is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches a masters-level game theory course. Before joining the FTC, Dr. Sandford was a professor at the University of Kentucky, where he taught PhD and undergraduate level courses on industrial organization, microeconomic theory, statistics, and the economics of crime.
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Recent statements by the heads of the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice suggest that new merger guidelines may replace the tried-andtested consumer welfare standard with a series of alternate goals. Proponents of such a shift see a need to promote goals other than consumer (...)