Dr. Sanyal is a telecommunications industry expert, specializing in spectrum policy, auctions, broadband, competition, regulation, consumer protection, and intellectual property matters.

Prior to joining Brattle, she was the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to her FCC stint, Dr. Sanyal was an Assistant Professor at Brandeis University, where she held a joint position at economics department and the International Business School.

Dr. Sanyal frequently advises clients on FCC regulatory issues in fixed and mobile broadband, spectrum auctions, spectrum value, and spectrum availability. She has consulted on numerous major FCC spectrum and subsidy auctions and has helped clients navigate complex regulatory issues. She also regularly advises clients on telecom-related competition analyses and consults on false advertising cases and various telecom-related litigation matters.

While at the FCC, Dr. Sanyal led the wireless agenda on economic analysis and policy and worked extensively on the Wireless Competition Report; several high-profile telecom mergers; Universal Service Fund (USF)-related issues, such as the Mobility Fund; and the Fixed and Mobile Measuring Broadband America agenda.

Dr. Sanyal regularly speaks at academic and industry conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, The Energy Journal, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, and Review of Development Economics.


University of California, Irvine
PhD in Economics

University of California, Irvine
Master’s in Applied Mathematics

Delhi School of Economics, India
Master’s in Economics