The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that regulatory economist Dr. Agustin (Augie) Ros has joined the firm’s Boston, MA office as a principal.

Dr. Ros has more than 20 years of consulting and agency experience in regulatory and antitrust economics in network industries, particularly energy and telecommunications. He specializes in costing and demand analysis, cost of service and performance-based ratemaking, competition analysis and disputes, damages, and econometric modelling. He has provided expert reports before agencies in more than a dozen countries and before an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration panel.

“Augie’s experience with regulatory systems and competition issues in the energy and telecommunications sectors globally expands on Brattle’s already deep capabilities,” noted Brattle President Alexis Maniatis. “Augie is especially well-positioned to assist clients in different jurisdictions to learn from our experience and expertise in other international markets.”

His recent work includes marginal costing and pricing of electricity smart grid-enabled service offerings and competitive implications, evaluating the effects of retail electricity competition, estimating total factor productivity for electricity distribution and telecommunications used for performance-based ratemaking plans, and calculating damages in a class action involving a wireless billing dispute.

Dr. Ros is an Adjunct Professor at the International Business School at Brandeis University where he teaches a course on regulatory and global antitrust economics. His agency experience includes work at the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Mexican Competition Commission. His econometric research on regulatory and antitrust issues has appeared in The Energy Journal, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, Review of Network Economics, Telecommunications Policy, and Info.

Dr. Ros holds a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.