Harold Furchtgott-Roth, hosted a fireside chat with renowned economics and public policy expert Gregory L. Rosston. This talk was about federal spectrum, which is needed in the private sector, and how to enable this spectrum to reach the private sector.
Gregory L. Rosston is Deputy Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Deputy Director of the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. He is also a Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy at Stanford University, where he teaches courses on competition policy and strategy, intellectual property, and writing and rhetoric. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee.
Rosston served as Deputy Chief Economist at 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. In 2011, he was Senior Economist for Transactions for the Federal Communications Commission, focusing on the proposed AT&T?T-Mobile transaction. He co-chaired the Economy, Globalization, and Trade Committee for the 2008 Obama campaign and was a member of the Obama transition team, focusing on economic agency review and energy policy.
Rosston received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and has written extensively on the application of economics to telecommunications issues and is the co-editor of two books relating to telecommunications.