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Economists with Charles River Associates (CRA) Assist Google with Closing FTC Antitrust Review



  Economists with Charles River Associates (CRA) Assist Google with Closing
  FTC Antitrust Review

Business Wire

BOSTON -- January 11, 2013

Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing
economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that
economists in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice assisted Google
in its response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust
investigation. On January 3, the FTC announced that it had voted unanimously
to close the investigation.

“We are pleased that economists in CRA’s Antitrust & Competition Practice were
able to help Google convince the FTC that, far from being an antitrust
violation, Google’s innovation in search is the sort of competitive behavior
the antitrust laws are supposed to encourage,” said CRA's President and Chief
Executive Officer Paul Maleh.

Senior Academic Adviser, Professor Michael A. Salinger of the Boston
University School of Management and a recognized authority on industrial
economics, antitrust policy, and regulation of business, led the CRA team,
which also included Elizabeth Wang, Robert Levinson, Sean May, and Sam Giller.

About CRA's Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice

CRA's competition economists provide economic analysis and testimony in
competition matters around the world. Many have served in government antitrust
agencies and are members of premier academic, economic, and law faculties.
Their experience extends to many industries, including telecommunications,
healthcare, energy, computer hardware/software, retailing, entertainment,
transportation, natural resources, sports, chemicals, pharmaceuticals,
financial services, and consumer products.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in
litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting, and management consulting.
CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation
and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business
strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA
for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and
for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA
has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River
Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available
at http://www.crai.com.

Contact:

Charles River Associates
Andrea Goodman, 617-425-3333
Director of Communications
or
Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc.
Jim Buckley, 617-542-5300
Executive Vice President
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