Academic Appointments


  • Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Administrative Appointments


  • Doyle Professor in Public Policy, Stanford University (2005 - 2015)
  • Chief Economist, White House Office of Telecommunications Policy (1969 - 1972)
  • Chief Economist, U.S. Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division (1979 - 1981)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University (1973 - 1978)
  • Associate Professor, Duke University (1978 - 1981)
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford in Washington, Stanford University (1985 - 2003)
  • CEO, Economists Inc. (1981 - 2003)
  • Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University (2005 - 2015)

Professional Education


  • B.A., Williams College, Williamstown MA, Economics (1965)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Economics (1970)

2020-21 Courses


All Publications


  • Antitrust and Vertical Integration in "New Economy" Industries with Application to Broadband Access REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION Owen, B. M. 2011; 38 (4): 363-386
  • China's competition policy reforms: The anti-monopoly law and beyond ANTITRUST LAW JOURNAL Owen, B. M., Sun, S., Zheng, W. 2008; 75 (1): 231-265
  • ANTITRUST IN CHINA: THE PROBLEM OF INCENTIVE COMPATIBILITY JOURNAL OF COMPETITION LAW & ECONOMICS Owen, B. M., Sun, S., Zheng, W. 2005; 1 (1): 123-148
  • The Internet Challenge to Television, Owen, B. M. Harvard University Press. 1999
  • Economics of a Disaster: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Owen, B. M., et al Praeger. 1995
  • Electric Utility Mergers: Principles of Antitrust Analysis Owen, B. M. Praegwe. 1994
  • Video Economics Owen, B. M. Harvard University Press. 1992
  • The Political Economy of Deregulation Owen, B. M. American Enterprise Inst.. 1983
  • ECONOMIC VIEW OF PROGRAMMING JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION Owen, B. M. 1978; 28 (2): 43-47
  • The Regulation Game: Strategic Use of the Administrative Process Owen, B. M. Ballinger. 1978
  • KICKBACKS, SPECIALIZATION, PRICE FIXING, AND EFFICIENCY IN RESIDENTIAL REAL-ESTATE MARKETS STANFORD LAW REVIEW Owen, B. M., GRUNDFEST, J. 1977; 29 (5): 931-967
  • REGULATING DIVERSITY - CASE OF RADIO FORMATS JOURNAL OF BROADCASTING Owen, B. M. 1977; 21 (3): 305-319
  • TELEVISION RIVALRY AND NETWORK POWER PUBLIC POLICY Manning, W. G., Owen, B. M. 1976; 24 (1): 33-57
  • Economics and Freedom of Expression: Media Structure and the First Amendment Owen, B. M. Ballinger. 1975
  • Television Economics Owen, B. M. D. C. Heath. 1974
  • PUBLIC POLICY AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IN MEDIA PUBLIC POLICY Owen, B. M. 1970; 18 (4): 539-552