Guofu Tan

Guofu Tan

Scholar Title:

Professor of Economics 

Department: Department of Economics

Colleges / Universities: University of Southern California


KAP 300
3620 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0253

Phone Number: (213) 740-3520


Professor Tan's research focuses on auction theory, industrial organization, competition and regulatory policies, and the Chinese economy. His most recent work is concerned with collusion, entry, and resale in auction markets; competition in international telephone markets; Nash bargaining with non-convexity; platform competition and standardization; and economic analysis of competition policy and the implications for China. In addition to his academic positions, he is currently a senior consultant in Delta Economics Group.

Dr. Tan held the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Competition Bureau in Canada from 2000 to 2001. In the areas of auctions, business strategies, antitrust and regulatory policies, he has advised a number of clients including the Competition Bureau of Canada, Anti-Monopoly Bureau in China, Bell Canada, Microsoft Corporation, the World Bank, and the Ministry of Information Industries in China.


M.S. Economics, California Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Industrial Organization, Chinese Economy, California Institute of Technology, 1990