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Leslie Marx profiled in GCR’s “Women in Antitrust” survey

March 21, 2013

Dr. Leslie Marx, a Bates White Partner and Duke University Professor of Economics, was named to Global Competition Review’s “Women in Antitrust,” a list of 100 women who have excelled in the field of competition law. The survey profiles women working on the public and private sides of antitrust litigation and enforcement across multiple jurisdictions. Dr. Marx is one of only six academics featured in the survey.

In the profile, Dr. Marx shared her perspective on the state of enforcement against alleged monopolistic conduct, stating that “recent evidence suggests that low-price strategies are frequently used but with diverse motives, many of which are pro-competitive and in-line with antitrust compliance; however, there remains a strong role for enforcement.”

Dr. Marx is an expert in auctions, vertical contracting, antitrust liability, and cartels. She is well known for her innovative ideas in the areas of industrial organization, applied game theory, auctions, procurements, and collusion. Dr. Marx served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from August 2005 through August 2006. She currently is a William and Sue Gross Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Her book, The Economics of Collusion, coauthored with Bates White Partner and Penn State University Economics Professor Robert Marshall, has been widely praised for its clear and compelling guidelines for cartel detection within an organization.

This is the fourth edition of the "Women in Antitrust" survey, which found that, while female competition specialists still face many challenges, agencies, firms, and prominent women themselves are fostering a more supportive atmosphere for current and aspiring women in the field. The full text of the survey is available here.