As Chief Economist, Jeff Prince is based in OEA but is an advisor on economic issues to the Chairman, Commissioners, and Bureaus and Offices. Jeff currently serves as a professor of business economics and public policy at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In addition, he is the Harold A. Poling Chair in Strategic Management and Co-Director of the Institute for Business Analytics at Kelley. His research at Kelley focuses on empirical analysis of technology markets and telecommunications, spanning topics including dynamic demand for computers, Internet adoption and usage, the inception of online/offline product competition, telecom bundling and mobile data usage. His teaching responsibilities have included econometrics, predictive analytics, managerial economics and regulatory economics.
Jeff’s research has appeared in top general interest journals in both economics and management, including the American Economic Review, the International Economic Review, Management Science, and the Academy of Management Journal. He is the author of two textbooks: Managerial Economics and Business Strategy (with Mike Baye) and Predictive Analytics for Business Strategy. He is currently a co-editor at the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and is on the board of editors at Information Economics and Policy. Prior to Indiana, Jeff taught at Cornell University, and he holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.
Jonathan Levy, as Deputy Chief Economist, advises the Chief Economist principally on media policy issues. Jonathan also serves as a liaison between the Chief Economist and economists in the bureaus and offices. In addition, he is a senior economist in OEA, where his primary activities have been the analysis of competition in broadcasting and multichannel video programming distribution markets and the review of proposed changes in government regulation of the mass media – in particular broadcasting, cable television, and satellite television. He has had principal staff responsibility for a number of FCC reports and notices on home satellite dish issues. Jonathan also has participated in the design and implementation of FCC spectrum auctions in the Direct Broadcast Satellite and other services.
Prior to joining the FCC in 1980, Jonathan taught economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a PhD in economics from Yale University. In 1993, Jonathan was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the School of Humanities at the University of Technology Sydney studying US-Australian trade in television programming and film. He has written several papers on Australian media policy. Jonathan can be contacted by phone at (202) 418-2030.