Jeff Prince is an expert on the economics of technology and telecommunications markets. An empirical economist with extensive research in industrial organization and applied econometrics, Professor Prince analyzes the economics of digital platforms, the value of privacy, demand for personal computers, consumer adoption of video streaming services, and consumer usage of broadband and mobile internet. He has evaluated how firms compete on non-price attributes and the competitive effects of mergers in the airline industry. Professor Prince has also researched bundling of products in the telecommunications industry, and regulation and competition in healthcare markets.
Professor Prince served as chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2019 to 2020. While at the FCC, he coauthored the agency’s comments on the Department of Justice’s and Federal Trade Commission’s Draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines.
As an expert witness, Professor Prince has been retained in multiple high-profile matters. He has testified in deposition and at trial, on topics related to antitrust, intellectual property valuation, and damages. He has also consulted on telecommunications policy, competition policy and antitrust, damages, and survey design, including design of conjoint surveys.
Professor Prince has published his research in leading academic journals that include the American Economic Review, Management Science, and the Review of Industrial Organization. He coedits the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and has served on the editorial board of Information Economics and Policy for more than a decade. In addition, Professor Prince’s research has been cited by the New York Times, Psychology Today, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Prince has been honored with awards for excellence and innovation in teaching. At Indiana University, he teaches courses on digital economics and predictive analytics for business strategy. Previously, he served on the faculty at Cornell University.