Dr Aleksandr Yankelevich has been appointed to a new Research Assistant Professor position in the Quello Center, effective 1 October 2015. Aleks is joining us from his position as an Industry Economist working for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless and Wireline Telecommunications Bureaus. At the FCC, he has provided economic expertise on various rule makings, mergers, and secondary market transactions involving the allocation of electromagnetic spectrum for mobile use. In 2013, he received the FCC’s Excellence in Economic Analysis Award.
Aleks’s primary research is in the field of industrial organization, where he focuses on firm price discrimination and vertical interactions between competitors. His current research focuses on information services, including subscription and dedicated access services. Aleks received his Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and in Management (Summa Cum Laude) from SUNY Binghamton in 2003.
At the Quello Center, Aleks will be contributing to the Network Neutrality Impact Study, and developing new research proposals and projects. One of his early interests is a new stream of research on regulation around the provision of special access services by local exchange carriers, such as for the provision of enterprise services for business customers.