Bio


Roger G. Noll is professor of economics emeritus at Stanford University. Noll also is a Senior Fellow and member of the Advisory Board at the American Antitrust Institute. Noll received a B.S. with honors in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph. D. in economics from Harvard University. Prior to joining Stanford, Noll was a Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Institute Professor of Social Science and Chair of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. At Stanford, Noll served as Associate Dean for Social Sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Director of the Public Policy Program, and Senior Fellow in the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research where he also was Director of the Program in Regulatory Policy and Director of the Stanford Center for International Development.

Noll is the author or co-author of seventeen books and over three hundred articles and reviews. His primary research interests include technology policy; antitrust, regulation and privatization policies in both advanced and developing economies; economic aspects of public law (administrative law, judicial processes, and statutory interpretation); and the economics of sports and entertainment. Among Noll’s published books are Economic Aspects of Television Regulation (1973), Government and the Sports Business (1974), The Technology Pork Barrel (1991), Constitutional Reform in California (1995), Sports, Jobs and Taxes (1997), Challenges to Research Universities (1998), and Economic Reform in India (2013).

Noll has been a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Department of Energy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and National Science Foundation. He also has been a member of the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy of the National Research Council, and of the California Council on Science and Technology.

Noll has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the annual book award of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, the Rhodes Prize for undergraduate education at Stanford, the Distinguished Service Award of the Public Utilities Research Center, the Alfred E. Kahn Distinguished Career Award from the American Antitrust Institute, the Distinguished Member Award from the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economic Association, Economist of the Year from Global Competition Review, and the American Antitrust Institute award for Distinguished Achievement by an Economist in Antitrust Litigation.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Guggenheim Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation (1983-84)
  • Rhodes Prize for Undergraduate Education, Stanford (1994)
  • Distinguished Service Award 2001, Public Utilities Research Center, University of Florida (2001)
  • Distinguished Career Award 2006, Brookings-AEI Joint Center on Regulation and Markets (2006)
  • Alfred E. Kahn Distinguished Career Award 2012, American Antitrust Institute (2012)
  • Distinguished Member Award 2013, Transportation and Public Utilities Group, American Economic Association (2013)
  • Economist of the Year 2015, Global Competition Review (2015)
  • Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement Award in Economics, American Antitrust Institute (2015)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Secretary, President's Task Force on Income Maintenance (1968 - 1968)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1976 - 1982)
  • Chair, Los Angeles School Monitoring Committee, Superior Court for Los Angeles (1977 - 1978)
  • Member, Advisory Board, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1978 - 1981)
  • Member, Advisory Board, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (1982 - 1991)
  • President and Chairman of the Board, Telecommunications Policy Research Foundation (1986 - 1987)
  • Member, Energy Research Advisory Board, U.S. Department of Energy (1986 - 1989)
  • Member, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (1990 - 1995)
  • Member, California Council on Science and Technology (1995 - 2001)

Professional Education


  • B.S., California Institute of Technology, Mathematics (1962)
  • Ph. D., Harvard University, Economics (1967)

2018-19 Courses


All Publications


  • Collusion in College Sports: O’Bannon v. NCAA (2015) The Antitrust Revolution Noll, R. G. Oxford University Press. 2018; 7th
  • Economic Reform in India edited by Hope, N. C., Kochar, A., Noll, R., Srinavasan, T. N. Cambridge University Press. 2013
  • Endogeneity in Attendance Demand Models The Econometrics of Sport Noll, R. G. Edward Elgar. 2013
  • Evaluación de las Políticas de Telecomunicaciones en México El Trimestre Económico Noll, R. G. 2013; 8 (3): 603-650
  • Malleable Constitutions: Reflections on State Constitutional Reform TEXAS LAW REVIEW Cain, B. E., Noll, R. G. 2009; 87 (7): 1517-1544
  • Toward a 21st-Century Health Care System: Recommendations for Health Care Reform ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE Arrow, K., Auerbach, A., Bertko, J., Brownlee, S., Casalino, L. P., Cooper, J., Crosson, F. J., Enthoven, A., Falcone, E., Feldman, R. C., Fuchs, V. R., Garber, A. M., Gold, M. R., Goldman, D., Hadfield, G. K., Hall, M. A., Horwitz, R. I., Hooven, M., Jacobson, P. D., Jost, T. S., Kotlikoff, L. J., Levin, J., Levine, S., Levy, R., Linscott, K., Luft, H. S., Mashal, R., McFadden, D., Mechanic, D., Meltzer, D., Newhouse, J. P., Noll, R. G., Pietzsch, J. B., Pizzo, P., Reischauer, R. D., Rosenbaum, S., Sage, W., Schaeffer, L. D., Sheen, E., Silber, M., Skinner, J., Shortell, S. M., Thier, S. O., Tunis, S., Wulsin, L., Yock, P., Bin Nun, G., Bryan, S., Luxenburg, O., van de Ven, W. P. 2009; 150 (7): 493-?

    Abstract

    The coverage, cost, and quality problems of the U.S. health care system are evident. Sustainable health care reform must go beyond financing expanded access to care to substantially changing the organization and delivery of care. The FRESH-Thinking Project (www.fresh-thinking.org) held a series of workshops during which physicians, health policy experts, health insurance executives, business leaders, hospital administrators, economists, and others who represent diverse perspectives came together. This group agreed that the following 8 recommendations are fundamental to successful reform: 1. Replace the current fee-for-service payment system with a payment system that encourages and rewards innovation in the efficient delivery of quality care. The new payment system should invest in the development of outcome measures to guide payment. 2. Establish a securely funded, independent agency to sponsor and evaluate research on the comparative effectiveness of drugs, devices, and other medical interventions. 3. Simplify and rationalize federal and state laws and regulations to facilitate organizational innovation, support care coordination, and streamline financial and administrative functions. 4. Develop a health information technology infrastructure with national standards of interoperability to promote data exchange. 5. Create a national health database with the participation of all payers, delivery systems, and others who own health care data. Agree on methods to make de-identified information from this database on clinical interventions, patient outcomes, and costs available to researchers. 6. Identify revenue sources, including a cap on the tax exclusion of employer-based health insurance, to subsidize health care coverage with the goal of insuring all Americans. 7. Create state or regional insurance exchanges to pool risk, so that Americans without access to employer-based or other group insurance could obtain a standard benefits package through these exchanges. Employers should also be allowed to participate in these exchanges for their employees' coverage. 8. Create a health coverage board with broad stakeholder representation to determine and periodically update the affordable standard benefit package available through state or regional insurance exchanges.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000265117600008

    View details for PubMedID 19258550

  • Broadcasting and team sports SCOTTISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY Noll, R. G. 2007; 54 (3): 400-421
  • Intellectual property, antitrust and the new economy UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH LAW REVIEW Cohen, L. R., NOLL, R. G. 2001; 62 (3): 453-473
  • The Bell Doctrine: Applications in telecommunications, electricity, and other network industries STANFORD LAW REVIEW Joskow, P. L., NOLL, R. G. 1999; 51 (5): 1249-1315
  • Reforming risk regulation ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE NOLL, R. G. 1996; 545: 165-175
  • PRIVATIZING PUBLIC RESEARCH SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Cohen, L. R., NOLL, R. G. 1994; 271 (3): 72-77

    Abstract

    With the end of the cold war, national defense has given way to international competitiveness as the theme for federal support of research. As it now stands, the idea will probably not work well.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1994PC43700022

    View details for PubMedID 8091191

  • ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS IN THE YEAR 2000 JOURNAL OF RISK AND UNCERTAINTY Hahn, R. W., NOLL, R. G. 1990; 3 (4): 351-367
  • SOME IMPLICATIONS OF COGNITIVE-PSYCHOLOGY FOR RISK REGULATION JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES NOLL, R. G., KRIER, J. E. 1990; 19 (2): 747-779
  • POSITIVE AND NORMATIVE MODELS OF PROCEDURAL RIGHTS - AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION MCCUBBINS, M. D., NOLL, R. G., Weingast, B. R. 1990; 6: 307-332
  • STRUCTURE AND PROCESS, POLITICS AND POLICY - ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS AND THE POLITICAL CONTROL OF AGENCIES VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW MCCUBBINS, M. D., NOLL, R. G., Weingast, B. R. 1989; 75 (2): 431-482
  • GOVERNMENT RESEARCH-AND-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR COMMERCIALIZING SPACE AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Cohen, L. R., NOLL, R. G. 1986; 76 (2): 269-273
  • WORKSHOP ON FEDERAL-FUNDING AND KNOWLEDGE GROWTH IN SUBFIELDS AND SPECIALTIES OF SCIENCE - DISCUSSANTS COMMENTS SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE Noll, R., Kruytbosch, C., Blume, S. 1986; 16 (1): 135-150
  • LET THEM MAKE TOLL CALLS - A STATE REGULATORS LAMENT AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW NOLL, R. G. 1985; 75 (2): 52-56
  • PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT - WILL IT SOLVE MEDICARE FINANCIAL PROBLEM ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Enthoven, A. C., NOLL, R. G. 1984; 1 (1): 101-116