San Francisco Daily Journal, March 4, 2009 by Amelia Hansen
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Aaron Edlin … explained that once a plan for a proposed merger has been filed with the authorities—technically the “first request” for information—the government can make a second request for more details on the deal…. “There will definitely be more situations when you didn’t see a second request before,” Edlin said. “And there will be more mergers that don’t go through.”
San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2008 by Tom Abate
“Christy Romer and Ben Bernanke are two of the world’s greatest experts on the Great Depression,” he said. Edlin, who spent two years on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton administration, said Romer is an ideal pick to head this White House office charged with giving the president an unvarnished picture of the economy. “The CEA is traditionally the honest broker,” Edlin said.
The Daily Californian, Nov. 3, 2008 by Katie Meyer
“I suspect this will be a difficult year to come out of school and find a good job,” said Aaron Edlin, a panelist at the event. “More students will turn to graduate or professional schools.”
Associated Press, Nov. 2, 2008 by Seth Borenstein
“If you’re in New Mexico, you have a better chance of having your vote matter than winning the New York Lottery,” said study co-author Aaron Edlin, a professor of economics and law at the University of California, Berkeley.
San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 3, by Carolyn Said
Aaron Edlin … said the way to “quash the financial firestorm” is to “build a firebreak and prevent bank runs.” Raising depositor insurance to $250,000—a new component of the bailout package—”is a good start, but I would make it unlimited, at a price of course.”
San Francisco Chronicle, September 27, by Sam Zuckerman
“I’d give the government a 50 percent chance of stabilizing the markets,” Edlin said. “The reason for optimism is that there will be an enormous amount of money. The reason for pessimism is that nobody knows how the money will be spent.”
San Francisco Chronicle, September 23, by Sam Zuckerman
“Paulson asked for a blank check of $700 billion from taxpayers, with absolutely no controls or judicial review,” said Aaron Edlin, a professor of economics and law at UC Berkeley.
Contra Costa Times, July 12, by John Simermanhttp://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_9863875?source=emailMost pay-as-you-drive consumers will drive less and save, meaning less revenue…. “Insurance companies have some limited incentive to adopt pay-as-you drive insurance—if they want to be a niche company and specialize in serving low mileage drivers,” Edlin said. “However, they don’t have nearly the incentive that they should have.”
Reuters, April 25, by Anupreeta Das
“The general rule would be that if the arrangement substantially limits competition in some aspect of their business, that would be problematic,” said Aaron Edlin…. “Collaboration that comes short of merger is much more apt to pass muster before antitrust authorities,” he said.
New York Times, April 20, by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt
“I was a graduate student at Stanford,” he says, “and I drove maybe 2,000 miles a year. But I paid roughly the same $1,000 as if I’d driven 10 times as much, which was a huge portion of my budget.”