Welcome to the Bureau of Economics

Who We Are

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The Bureau of Economics provides economic analysis and support to antitrust and consumer protection investigations and rulemakings. The Bureau also analyzes the economic impact of government regulation, and provides Congress, the Executive Branch, and the public with policy recommendations relating to competition and consumer protection.

The Bureau hosts many events drawing together economists and other experts to advance economic thinking. Finally, the Bureau conducts market analysis in a variety of industries of importance to the economy and to consumers. Many of these are published as economic reports.

Last Modified: Wednesday, June 20, 2012