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About Michael H Riordan

Michael Riordan is Laurans A. and Arlene Mendelson Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He specializes in industrial organization economics. His recent research interests include topics on telecommunications, oligopoly, and vertical integration. He has written numerous journal articles on these and other industrial organization topics including antitrust, regulation, contract theory, defense procurement, health services, internal organization of firms, and product quality. Professor Riordan's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and other organizations. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and was a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He served as co-editor of the RAND Journal of Economics, a member of the editorial board of the American Economic Review, and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His government experience includes assignments as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and Economic Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission. He held previous academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Boston University. Professor Riordan received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.


Present Faculty Member, Columbia University