Richard J. Gilbert

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Richard J. Gilbert

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics

Industrial organization and regulation
Current Research
Competition policy and innovation
Current Status
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1976
Research Interests
Industrial organization and regulation: particularly economics of R&D and intellectual property, antitrust policy and energy economics

About Richard J. Gilbert

Richard Gilbert was educated at Stanford University, where he received his PhD in 1976, the same year he joined UC Berkeley as an assistant professor. He became a full professor in 1983. His research is in industrial organization and regulation with an emphasis on competition policy, innovation and intellectual property. He is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics. He served as Chair of Berkeley's Economics Department from 2002-2005. Professor Gilbert previously was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics with the U.S. Justice Department and was Director of the University of California Energy Institute. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1989 and was a visiting fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge in 1979 and 2006.