Aleksandr Yankelevich
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Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554, (202) 418-2032

Senior Economist, Federal Communications Commission, 2018 – Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Media & Information, Michigan State University, 2017 – 2018
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, 2015 – 2018
Associate Director, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics, School of Business, The University of Kansas, Spring 2018
Fixed Term Assistant Professor, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, Fall 2017
Research Assistant Professor, Quello Center, Michigan State University, 2015 – 2017
Industry Economist, Federal Communications Commission, 2012 – 2015
Economist, Federal Communications Commission, 2011 – 2012

Ph.D. in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
Dissertation: Essays in Consumer Shopping Behavior and Price Dispersion
Dissertation Committee: Stephanie Lau (co-chair), Bruce Petersen (co-chair), Dmitri Kuksov, John Nachbar, Chakravarthi Narasimhan, Robert Pollak
M.A. in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
B.S. in Economic Analysis (Summa Cum Laude), SUNY at Binghamton, 2003
B.S. in Management & Financial Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), SUNY at Binghamton, 2003

Antitrust, Applied Microeconomics, Automation, Consumer Behavior, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Search Theory, Telecommunications

[11] “Laptop or Bust: How Lack of Technology Affects Student Achievement,” with Bianca Reisdorf and Whisnu Triwibowo. [Forthcoming in American Behavioral Scientist]
[10] “Economics at the FCC 2018-2019: Competition, Broadband Deployment, and Transaction Review,” with Babette Boliek, Catherine Matraves, and Kim Makuch. Review of Industrial Organization 55 (2019), pp. 625-646.
[9] “Wirelessly bridging the homework gap: Technical options and social challenges in getting broadband to disconnected students,” with William Dutton, Bianca Reisdorf, and Mitch Shapiro. Education and Information Technologies 24 (2019), pp. 3803-3821.
[8] “Mapping and Measuring the Information Society: A Social Science Perspective on the Opportunities, Problems and Prospects of Broadband Internet Data in the United States,” with William Dutton, Elizabeth Mack, and R.V. Rikard. The Information Society 35 (2019), pp. 57-68.
[7] “Advertising for Consideration,” with Carmen Astorne-Figari and Joaquin Lopez. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 157 (2019), pp. 653-669.
[6] “Collaborate or Consolidate: Assessing the Competitive Effects of Production Joint Ventures,” with Nicolas Aguelakakis. Economic Inquiry 57 (2019), pp. 73-84.
[5] “From Internet ‘Openness’ to ‘Freedom’: How Far Has the Net Neutrality Pendulum Swung?” with Kendall Koning. Utilities Policy 54 (2018), pp. 37-45.
[4] “Reaching Beyond the Wire: Challenges Facing Wireless for the Last Mile,” with Mitch Shapiro and William DuttonDigital Policy, Regulation and Governance 19 (2017), pp. 210-224.
[3] “Price-Match Announcements in a Consumer Search Duopoly,” with Brady Vaughan.  Southern Economic Journal 82 (2016), pp. 1186-1211.
[2] “Economics at the FCC, 2013-2014,” with Allison Baker, Tim Brennan, Jack Erb, and Omar NayeemReview of Industrial Organization 45 (2014), pp. 345-378.
[1] “Consumer Search with Asymmetric Price Sampling,” with Carmen Astorne-FigariEconomics Letters 122 (2014), pp. 331-333.

[4] “Zero Rating and Vertical Content Foreclosure,” with Thomas Jeitschko and Soo Jin Kim.  DICE Discussion Paper No 317 [Revise and Resubmit].
[3] “A Cautionary Note on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets,” with Thomas Jeitschko and Soo Jin Kim.  DICE Discussion Paper No 286.
[2] “Price-Cap Regulation of Firms That Supply Their Rivals,” with Omar Nayeem.
[1] “The Grandfather of Price Discrimination,” with Hyunsoo Kim and Brady Vaughan. [previously titled working paper]


$160,840Preparing the Workforce for Automated Vehicles,” (with Shelia Cotten and John Verboncoeur) funded by American Center for Mobility with support from AARP, Toyota Research Institute, and Waymo.

Report:Preparing the Workforce for Automated Vehicles,” with R.V. Rikard, Travis Kadylak, Michael J. Hall, Elizabeth A. Mack, John P. Verboncoeur, and Shelia R. Cotten.

$33,000 “Autonomous Vehicles: Understanding Michigander Perceptions for Policymaking,” (with Shelia Cotten, Mark Wilson, and Eva Kassens-Noor) funded by Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.

$53,200Connecting Local Communities and Institutions: Wireless Solutions for the Last Mile,” (with William Dutton and Mitchell Shapiro) funded by Merit Network Inc. and the Quilt.

Report: “Wireless Innovation for Last Mile Access: An Analysis of Cases and Business Strategies,” with Mitchell Shapiro, Derek Murphy, and William Dutton.
Report: “Wireless Innovation for Last Mile Access: A Regulatory Analysis,” with Mitch Shapiro, William Dutton, and Derek Murphy.

The University of Kansas
Business Economics: Spring 2018

Michigan State University
Managerial Economics [Executive MBA]: Fall 2017

Washington University in St. Louis
Industrial Organization: Fall 2010
Introduction to Microeconomics: Summer 2006, 2010
Financial Intermediaries in the Market Economy: Summer 2006, 2007, 2008

University of Kansas (Economics), MOREnet (Columbia, MO), Michigan State University (Economics Brown Bag), SUNY Binghamton, Federal Communications Commission, The Quilt Winter Meeting (La Jolla, CA)
TPRC (George Mason), Michigan State University (Institute of Public Utilities), PricewaterhouseCoopers (McLean, VA), The Quilt Winter Member Meeting (La Jolla; Panel Moderator)
 Midwest Economic Theory (Purdue), Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (Washington, DC), Michigan State University (Institute of Public Utilities), National Taiwan University, Michigan State University (Economics x 2), Michigan State University (Quello Center)
2015: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans), Michigan State University (Quello Center), Charles River Associates (Washington, D.C.), United States Naval Academy, American Economic Association (Boston)
2014: Federal Communications Commission, Midwest Economic Theory (Indianapolis), Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (Chicago), U.S. Department of Justice (EAG), University of Memphis
2013: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (Tampa)
2011: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (Washington, DC), North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society (Wash. U. St. Louis), Georgetown Center for Economic Research Conference, Charles River Associates (Oakland and Washington, D.C.), U.S. Department of Justice (EAG), Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of Agriculture (ERS), Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
2010: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta), Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (UBC-Vancouver)
2009: Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (San Antonio), Graduate Student Conference (Wash. U. St. Louis), Missouri Economics Conference (University of Missouri-Columbia), Student Research Symposium (Wash. U. St. Louis)
2008: Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting (Chicago)

5.9 GHz Band (ET Docket 19-138)
T-Mobile – Sprint (WT Docket 18-197)
Special Access (WC Docket 05-25)
Mobile Data Roaming (WT Docket 05-265)
Comcast – Time Warner Cable – Charter Communications (MB Docket 14-57)
AT&T – Leap (Cricket) Wireless (WT Docket 13-193)
AT&T – Atlantic Tele-Network (WT Docket 13-54)
GCI – ACS Wireless – Alaska Wireless Network (WT Docket 12-187)
Verizon Wireless – SpectrumCo and Cox – Leap Wireless – T-Mobile (WT Dockets 12-4, 12-175)
AT&T – Qualcomm (WT Docket 11-18)
AT&T – T-Mobile (WT Docket 11-65)

Operations Analyst, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., Dec. 2003 – July 2004

Australian Economic Letters, Economic Inquiry, Economics and Business Letters, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (x 2), Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Southern Economic Journal, Telecommunications Policy (x 2)

Public Comments:
FCC, Office of Economics and Analytics Comments on DOJ/FTC Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines, Available at FTC Public Comments Archive #798.

Seminar Coordinator:
Federal Communications Commission (Jun. 2014 – Sep. 2015)

Student (Subject, Year Graduated, Initial Placement)

Yungshin Jang (Economics, 2017, Korea Fair Trade Commission)
Kyoungbo Sim (Economics, 2017, Korea Development Institute)
Kendall Koning (Media & Information, 2017)
Soo Jin Kim (Economics, 2018, ShanghaiTech University, School of Entrepreneurship and Management)
Hyunsoo Kim (Economics, 2018, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy)
Hang Zhou (Economics, 2019, Changjiang Securities)
Nikolay Ushakov (Economics)

Federal Communications Commission
Excellence in Economic Analysis Award (co-recipients: Matthew Collins, Katherine LoPiccalo, and Patrick Sun), 2019
Excellence in Economic Analysis Award, 2013

Washington University in St. Louis
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2009
Best T.A. Award, Dept. of Economics, 2008
Competitive Summer Research Grant, 2007, 2008, 2009

Fellowships and Scholarships:
Dissertation Fellowship, 2009 – 2010
Graduate Scholarship, 2005 – 2009
University Fellowship, 2004 – 2005

Citizenship: United States
Languages: English, Russian (Conversational)

Bruce Petersen
Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, (314) 935-5643

Thomas Jeitschko
Graduate School / Economics, Michigan State University, (517) 353-3220

Johannes Bauer
Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University

Paroma Sanyal
The Brattle Group, (202) 419-3373