Aleksandr Yankelevich
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Michigan State University, CAS
404 Wilson Road, Room 404, East Lansing, MI 48824
alyank@msu.edu, (917) 346-5269

EMPLOYMENT
Present:
Research Assistant Professor, Quello Center, Michigan State University, 2015 – Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, 2015 – Present

Past:
Industry Economist, Federal Communications Commission, 2012 – 2015
Economist, Federal Communications Commission, 2011 – 2012

EDUCATION
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

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
Antitrust, Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Search Theory, Telecommunications Regulation

PUBLICATIONS
Reaching Beyond the Wire: Challenges Facing Wireless for the Last Mile,
with Mitchell Shapiro and William DuttonForthcoming in Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance 19 (2017).
Price-Match Announcements in a Consumer Search Duopoly,”
with Brady Vaughan.  Southern Economic Journal 82 (2016), pp. 1186-1211.
Economics at the FCC, 2013-2014,” with Allison Baker, Tim Brennan, Jack Erb, and Omar Nayeem.  Review of Industrial Organization 45 (2014), pp. 345-378.
Consumer Search with Asymmetric Price Sampling,” with Carmen Astorne-FigariEconomics Letters 122 (2014), pp. 331-333.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Collaborate or Consolidate: Assessing the Competitive Effects of Production Joint Ventures,” with Nicolas Aguelakakis .
Consumer Complacency and Grandfather Clauses,” with Brady Vaughan.
Regulating the Open Internet: Past Developments and Emerging Challenges,” with Kendall Koning.
Advertising and Pricing When Attention is Limited,” with Carmen Astorne-Figari and Joaquin Lopez.
“Price Cap Regulation of Firms That Supply Their Rivals,” with Omar Nayeem. [Available upon request.]
“A Cautionary Note on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets,” with Thomas Jeitschko and Soo Jin Kim. [Manuscript under preparation.]

FUNDED RESEARCH
$53,200
Connecting Local Communities and Institutions: Wireless Solutions for the Last Mile,” (with William Dutton and Mitchell Shapiro) from 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.

INTERVIEWS
“Statutory Definitions at Heart of Comcast/PK Stream TV Fight,” by Matt Daneman.  Communications Daily, March 16, 2016.  Quoted in reference to Comcast zero-rating-type services and network neutrality ramifications.

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

Teaching Assistant:
Price Theory: Fall 2005, 2006, Spring 2009
Game Theory: Fall 2007, 2008, Spring 2006
Industrial Organization: Spring 2007, 2008

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS
2017:
The Quilt Winter Member Meeting (La Jolla; Panel Moderator)
2016:
 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)

SIGNIFICANT FCC PROCEEDINGS
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)

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

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Referee:
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Southern Economic Journal

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

PhD ADVISING, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Yungshin Jang (Economics)
Hyunsoo Kim (Economics)
Soo Jin Kim (Economics)
Kendall Koning (Media & Information)

Kyoungbo Sim (Economics)
Nikolay Ushakov (Economics)
Hang Zhou (Economics)

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Federal Communications Commission
Excellence in Economic Analysis Award, 2013

Washington University in St. Louis
Awards:
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

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Economic Association
Industrial Organization Society
Southern Economic Association

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

REFERENCES
Thomas Jeitschko

Department of Economics, Michigan State University
jeitschk@msu.edu, (517) 355-8302

Johannes Bauer
Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University

Paroma Sanyal
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
paroma.sanyal@fcc.gov, (202) 418-2425