Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Professor Ginger Zhe Jin as Director of its Bureau of Economics.  The Bureau conducts economic studies and other research related to the mission of the FTC.  Its responsibilities include the provision of economic analyses for competition and consumer protection investigations and rulemaking, together with analyses of the economic impact of regulations on businesses and consumers.  Professor Jin will be on leave from the University of Maryland while filling this important role.  A press release announcing her appointment can be found here.