Dr Aleksandr Yankelevich was a Research Assistant Professor in the Quello Center, from 2015-17, when he transitioned to a position at the University of Kansas. Aleks joined 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 has focused on firm price discrimination and vertical interactions between competitors. His research has increasingly focused 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 worked on a variety of projects focused on wireless spectrum and applications, such as around rural access and bridging the homework gap. He remains an associate of the Quello Center, collaborating on a number of papers begun during his tenure at the Center.