Gregory L. Rosston

Gregory L. Rosston

Scholar Title:

Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Director, Public Policy Program
Professor (by courtesy)

Department: Department of Economics

Colleges / Universities: Stanford University


John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone Number: (650) 725-0722


Gregory L. Rosston is Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) 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. His research has focused on industrial organization, antitrust and regulation.

Professor Rosston has written extensively on the application of economics to telecommunications issues, as well as numerous articles on competition in local telecommunications, implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, auctions, and spectrum policy. He has also co-edited two books, including Interconnection and the Internet: Selected Papers from the 1996 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference.

Professor Rosston served as Deputy Chief Economist of 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. He has also 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.


Ph.D. Stanford University, 1994

M.A. Stanford University, 1986

A.B. University of California, Berkeley, 1984