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Beware of Consultants Bearing Rosy News About Mergers

Original story at Bloomberg View• 9 mentions • 8 months ago

Don't worry. The economist said we were cool. Photographer: Attila Kisbenedek/afp/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share EconomicsNoah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, and he blogs at Noahpinion.Read More.Feb 17, 2017 6:00 AM ESTa | AByAmid the blizzard of election news last November, two writers at the nonprofit news organization ProPublica came out with a startling investigative report. Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott wrote about a small but very wealthy group of American economists who make millions of dollars helping companies deal with the federal government on antitrust cases.