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Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20554
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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
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
Antitrust, Applied Microeconomics, Automation, Consumer Behavior, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Search Theory, Telecommunications
PUBLISHED OR FORTHCOMING
 “Laptop or Bust: How Lack of Technology Affects Student Achievement,” with Bianca Reisdorf and Whisnu Triwibowo. [Forthcoming in American Behavioral Scientist]
 “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.
 “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.
 “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.
 “Advertising for Consideration,” with Carmen Astorne-Figari and Joaquin Lopez. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 157 (2019), pp. 653-669.
 “Collaborate or Consolidate: Assessing the Competitive Effects of Production Joint Ventures,” with Nicolas Aguelakakis. Economic Inquiry 57 (2019), pp. 73-84.
 “From Internet ‘Openness’ to ‘Freedom’: How Far Has the Net Neutrality Pendulum Swung?” with Kendall Koning. Utilities Policy 54 (2018), pp. 37-45.
 “Reaching Beyond the Wire: Challenges Facing Wireless for the Last Mile,” with Mitch Shapiro and William Dutton. Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance 19 (2017), pp. 210-224.
 “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-Figari. Economics Letters 122 (2014), pp. 331-333.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
 “Zero Rating and Vertical Content Foreclosure,” with Thomas Jeitschko and Soo Jin Kim. DICE Discussion Paper No 317 [Revise and Resubmit].
 “A Cautionary Note on Using Hotelling Models in Platform Markets,” with Thomas Jeitschko and Soo Jin Kim. DICE Discussion Paper No 286.
 “Price-Cap Regulation of Firms That Supply Their Rivals,” with Omar Nayeem.
 “The Grandfather of Price Discrimination,” with Hyunsoo Kim and Brady Vaughan. [previously titled working paper]
$160,840 “Preparing 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.
$53,200 “Connecting 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
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS
2018: 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)
2017: TPRC (George Mason), Michigan State University (Institute of Public Utilities), PricewaterhouseCoopers (McLean, VA), 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
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)
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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)
FCC, Office of Economics and Analytics Comments on DOJ/FTC Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines, Available at FTC Public Comments Archive #798.
Federal Communications Commission (Jun. 2014 – Sep. 2015)
PhD ADVISING, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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)
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Federal Communications Commission
Excellence in Economic Analysis Award (co-recipients: Matthew Collins, Katherine LoPiccalo, and Patrick Sun), 2019
Excellence in Economic Analysis Award, 2013
Fellowships and Scholarships:
Dissertation Fellowship, 2009 – 2010
Graduate Scholarship, 2005 – 2009
University Fellowship, 2004 – 2005
Citizenship: United States
Languages: English, Russian (Conversational)