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Former Microsoft Economist Joins DOJ Antitrust Team as Tech Probes Surge

  • Susan Athey likely to be recused from Google, Apple cases
  • Athey consulted for Microsoft, Epic Games in antitrust battles
Susan Athey 

Susan Athey 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 

Susan Athey, a Stanford University professor and former chief economist at Microsoft Corp., is joining the Justice Department as its top antitrust economist.

A Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed the hire Tuesday.