Nancy L. Rose is the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics and former department head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. Her teaching and research focus on industrial organization, competition policy, and the economics of regulation. She served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2014 – 2016, where she led the Economic Analysis Group and worked with Division leaders to establish policy priorities and provide advice on a wide range of merger and nonmerger investigations and competition policy advocacy. She directed the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) program in Industrial Organization from its founding in 1991 until her appointment to the Department of Justice.;
Rose is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society, and Research Associate of the NBER. Her professional service includes membership on the American Antitrust Institute Advisory Board, the Hamilton Project Advisory Council, and past terms as Vice President and Executive Committee member of the American Economic Association (AEA) and independent director on both public and non-profit boards. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and an A.B. magna cum laude in Economics and Government from Harvard University.