William Rogerson is an industrial organization expert who addresses issues related to antitrust, telecommunications regulation, defense procurement, and the economics of mergers and acquisitions. In his research, Professor Rogerson has analyzed a range of topics related to antitrust enforcement and regulation, notably the role of digital platforms, the competitive effects of vertical mergers, and economic theories of harm arising in telecommunications mergers.
Professor Rogerson served as the chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He has consulted for the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the RAND Corporation, among others. He has testified in high-profile litigation and regulatory proceedings, including before the FCC, the Department of Justice, the European Commission, and the Canadian Competition Bureau.
Professor Rogerson has contributed chapters to several books and published articles in leading academic journals. He was co-editor of Economic Inquiry, and served on the editorial boards of the Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and Defense and Peace Economics. The Industrial Organization Society has honored him with its Distinguished Service Award.
At Northwestern, Professor Rogerson directs the Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions. He also serves as research director of the Program on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy in the Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Law, Business and Economics. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago, and began his research and teaching career at Stanford University.