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Gordon Cain Senior Fellow

Gregory Rosston

Public Policy Program

Gordon Cain Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Gregory L. Rosston is the Gordon Cain Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Director of the Public Policy program at Stanford University. He is also a Professor of Economics by courtesy and teaches courses on competition policy and strategy, intellectual property, personal finance, and writing and rhetoric.

Dr. Rosston served as Deputy Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission working on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and he helped to design and implement the first ever spectrum auctions in the United States. He co-chaired the Economy, Globalization and Trade committee for the Obama campaign and was a member of the Obama transition team focusing on economic agency review and energy policy.

Dr. Rosston received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University specializing in the fields of Industrial Organization and Public Finance and his A.B. with Honors in Economics from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rosston has written extensively on the application of economics to telecommunications issues and is the co-editor of two books relating to telecommunications. He has served as a consultant to various organizations including the World Bank and the Federal Communications Commission, and as a board member and advisor to high technology, financial, and startup companies in the area of auctions, business strategy, antitrust and regulation. He also serves as an advisory board member for Sustainable Conservation and the Nepal Youth Opportunity Fund.

Focal Areas: Innovation and Technology, Politics and Media, Regulation and Competition


PhD, Economics, Stanford University, 1994
MA, Economics, Stanford University, 1986
AB, Economics, University of California Berkeley, 1984