Gregory L. Rosston

Gordon Cain Senior Fellow,
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR);
Director, Stanford Public Policy Program;
Professor of Economics (by courtesy),
Stanford University

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Gregory Rosston is an expert on competition policy and strategy, and on intellectual property. His specialties include industrial organization, antitrust, and regulation with an emphasis on telecommunications, media, and the Internet.

Professor Rosston has testified as an expert witness on competition and telecommunications matters before federal and state courts and in international arbitration. He consulted to AT&T and Time Warner during the regulatory process and litigation about the proposed $85 billion merger’s likely competitive effects. He has also consulted on major transactions undergoing antitrust review at the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including Comcast/NBCUniversalComcast/Time Warner Cable, and T-Mobile/Sprint. In addition, Professor Rosston has served as an expert for parties involved in various FCC regulatory proceedings, and has testified before the Commerce Committees of the U.S. Senate and House.

Professor Rosston served as deputy chief economist at the FCC, working on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and helping to design and implement the first spectrum auctions in the United States. Professor Rosston returned to the FCC as senior economist for transactions to assist the Commission with its analysis of competition issues in the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T.  In addition, he cochaired the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee and assisted the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology in 2011 and 2012.

Professor Rosston has served as a consultant to various organizations, including the World Bank; and as a board member and advisor to high‑technology, financial, and start-up companies in the areas of auctions, business strategy, antitrust, and regulation.

At Stanford, Professor Rosston teaches classes that involve telecommunications and competition policy and strategy, and intellectual property. He has authored or coauthored a number of articles relating to Internet and telecommunications competition policy published in the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, the Federal Communications Law Journal, and the Journal of Law and Economics, among others. He has also coedited two books on telecommunications.

Press Release

Cornerstone Research Recognized in 2019 Merger Control Matter of the Year in the Americas


United States v. AT&T Inc. et al.


Ramsey et al. v. Western Wireless Corp. et al.


Comcast–NBC Universal Joint Venture


Copyright Infringement of Design of Cellular Telephone Retail Stores


Jensen Enterprises Inc. v. Oldcastle Precast, Inc., et al.

  • “Telecom Mergers,” Global Antitrust Economics Conference, Concurrences Review and New York University Stern School of Business, 31 May 2019
  • “Competition and IP Policy in High-Technology Industries,” Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), 22 January 2014
  • 2nd Competition and IP Policy in High-Technology Industries Conference, Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), 19 April 2016