Richard J. Gilbert

Senior Consultant

Richard Gilbert is a Senior Consultant with Compass Lexecon. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley.  He was Chair of the Department of Economics at Berkeley from 2002 to 2005 and is currently Chair of the Berkeley Competition Policy Center. From 1993 to 1995 he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he led the effort that developed joint Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property.  Before serving in the Department of Justice, Professor Gilbert was the director of the University of California Energy Institute and Associate Editor of The Journal of Industrial Economics, The Journal of Economic Theory, and The Review of Industrial Organization.  He is a past president of the Industrial Organization Society.  Professor Gilbert’s research specialties are in the areas of competition policy, intellectual property, and research and development.  He has lectured widely and testified in proceedings before state and federal courts, regulatory commissions, the California Legislature, and the U.S. Congress. Professor Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

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    • PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University
    • MA in Economics, Stanford University
    • MSc in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
    • BSc in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

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