Michael L. Katz is a Senior Consultant with Compass Lexecon. He holds the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is a four-time finalist for the Earl F. Cheit award for outstanding teaching and has won it twice. Dr. Katz served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from September 2001 through January 2003. He directed a staff of approximately fifty-five economists and oversaw the analysis of economic issues arising in both merger and non-merger enforcement.
Dr. Katz also served as former Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from January 1994 through January 1996. He participated in the formulation and analysis of policies toward all industries under Commission jurisdiction, including broadcasting, cable, telephone, and wireless communications.
Dr. Katz has published numerous articles on the economics of networks industries, intellectual property, telecommunications policy, and antitrust enforcement. He is a member of the editorial boards of Information Economics and Policy, The Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, and The Journal of Industrial Economics.
Dr. Katz holds an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University and D.Phil. from Oxford University. Both degrees are in Economics.