RICHARD P. ROZEK
NERA Economic Consulting
Dr. Rozek received a B.A. degree in Mathematics with honors from the College of St. Thomas, a M.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Rozek began his professional career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh where he taught courses in industrial organization, mathematical economics, and microeconomic theory. Dr. Rozek then worked for over six years in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission in a series of senior staff positions including Deputy Assistant Director for Antitrust. While at the FTC, Dr. Rozek evaluated antitrust and regulatory issues in electric and gas utilities, oil pipelines, soft drinks, for-profit and nonprofit hospitals, motion pictures, pharmaceuticals, and information industries. For two years, Dr. Rozek worked as the Economist at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PhRMA). He conducted research on issues such as the cost to develop a new pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical industry profitability, benefits and costs of intellectual property protection, productivity of R&D personnel in the pharmaceutical industry, and reform of the health care reimbursement system.
Since joining NERA in 1987, Dr. Rozek has worked on projects in the antitrust/health, intellectual property, energy, and telecommunications practices. Dr. Rozek has participated in the design of bidding processes for power generation markets and analysis of hospital rate regulation schemes. He has addressed economic issues in industries such as agricultural chemicals, automobiles, cellular telephone service, convenience food, electric equipment, electric utilities, hospitals, medical devices, newspapers, pharmaceuticals, and professional services. He has worked for plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust, contract dispute, patent infringement, personal injury, and libel cases. Dr. Rozek has authored public policy studies and valued intangible and tangible property for tax and other business purposes.
Dr. Rozek's articles have appeared in Applied Economics, Contemporary Policy Issues, Energy Journal, Economics Letters, Journal of Economics, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Mathematical Modelling, Metroeconomica, Research Policy, and Tax Notes International. He has been a referee for several professional journals and is a member of the American Economic Association.