Bio


Greg Rosston is Director of the Public Policy program at Stanford University, the Gordon Cain Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and Professor of Economics (by courtesy). He teaches Economics and Public Policy courses on competition policy and strategy, economic policy analysis, and writing and rhetoric.

Dr. Rosston served as Deputy Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission working on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the design and implementation of the first ever spectrum auctions in the United States. In 2011, he was Senior Economist for Transactions for the Federal Communications Commission for the proposed AT&T – T-Mobile transaction. He served as a member and co-chair of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee from 2010 – 2014.

Dr. Rosston received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his A.B. with Honors from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rosston has written extensively on the application of economics to telecommunications issues and regularly teaches courses on Economic policy focusing on cost-benefit analysis and competition policy. He has advised companies and governments regarding auctions and 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. He serves as Chair of the Board of the Stanford Federal Credit Union, as a Board member of the Nepal Youth Foundation and as an Advisory Board member of Sustainable Conservation and the Technology Policy Institute.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director, Public Policy Program (2014 - Present)

Program Affiliations


  • Public Policy

2021-22 Courses


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