Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Economics at Georgetown University specializing in the application of microeconomics to competition and regulation.

He served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011-2012, working on reform of universal service, the Level 3/Global Crossing merger, and the complex commercial agreements in the Verizon Wireless/SpectrumCo transaction.

Prior to the FCC, Dr. Schwartz served at the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice as the Economics Director of Enforcement (1998-2000) and for six months as the Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics. Previously (1995-1996), Dr. Schwartz served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors as the Senior Economist responsible for industrial organization matters, including the Telecommunications Act of 1996, competition in international telecommunications services, and electric industry restructuring.


University of California, Los Angeles, PhD in Economics

London School of Economics, BSc in Economics