Trevor Roycroft

Professor

Trevor Roycroft, PhD

Office : Schoonover Center 368

Phone : 740-593-0040

E-mail : roycroft@ohio.edu

Web Page: http://roycroft-at-ohio.org/

Education
  • PhD, Economics, University of California, Davis
  • MA, Economics, University of California, Davis
  • BA, Economics (honors), California State University, Sacramento
Courses Taught
  • Consumer Issues in Telecommunication
  • Introduction to Information and Telecommunication Systems
  • Competition and Market Structure in Networks
  • Strategic Decision Making in ICT Industries
  • Policy and Regulation for ICT Networks
Teaching Experience
  • Associate Professor, Scripps Visiting Professional, Interim Director, McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, Ohio University
  • Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis
Industry Experience
  • Independent consultant, economic and policy research and analysis
  • Chief Economist, Acting Chief Economist, Assistant Chief Economist, Principal Economist, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
Research Interests
  • Network Neutrality
  • Broadband Deployment
  • Competition in ICT Industries
Publications

“Empirical Study of Broadband Adoption Using Data from the 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey,” Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 43, Issue 2, pages 214-228, April 2013.

“Low-Income Reality Check, Evaluating the Impact of Dynamic Pricing,” Public Utilities Fortnightly, March 2011, Volume 149, No. 3.

“E-Auctioning: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Spectrum Management.” Electronic Government: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, ed. Information Science Reference,  New York, 2008.

“Empirical Analysis of Entry in the Local Exchange Market: the Case of Pacific Bell.” Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 23, No. 1,  January 2005.

“Internet Access.” Johnson, D. ed. Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, Academic Press, April 2003.

“Internet Subscription in Africa: Policy for a Dual Digital Divide.” (With Siriwan Anantho.) Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 27, Nos. 1-2, February/March 2003.

“The Impact of State and Federal Alternative Regulation Plans on the RBOCs–a State Level Analysis.” in Telecommunications for the 21st Century.  Special issue of The International Journal of Development Planning Literature.  William Baumol and Victor Beker eds. Vol. 16, Nos. 1 & 2, January and April 2001.

“Trouble Reports as an Indicator of Service Quality: The Influence of Competition, Technology, and Regulation.”  (With Martha Garcia-Murrilo.)  Telecommunications Policy, Volume 24, No. 10, November, 2000.

“The Telecommunications Act–Law of Unintended Consequences?”  Public Utilities Fortnightly, Volume 138, No. 3,  February 1, 2000.

“Alternative Regulation and the Efficiency of Local Exchange Carriers–Evidence from the Ameritech States.” Telecommunications Policy, Volume 23, No. 6, July, 1999.

“The Billy Goats Gruff.  A Fairy Tale for the Third Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.” Info: The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media,  Volume 1, No. 2, April, 1999.

“A Dynamic Model of Incumbent LEC Response to Entry Under the Terms of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.”  Journal of Regulatory Economics, Volume 14, November, 1998.

“Ma Bell’s Legacy: Time for a Second Divestiture?” Public Utilities Fortnightly. Vol 136, No. 12, June 15, 1998.

“The Telecommunications Act of 1996: An Unfunded Mandate for the States.”  (With Phyllis Bernt.) Central Business Review, Volume XV, No. 2, Summer 1996.

Reports and White Papers

“On the Importance of Regulatory “Toughness.”  Roycroft Consulting Policy White Paper, March 1, 2013.  Available at: http://www.roycroftconsulting.org/Roycroft_Importance_of_Regulatory_Toughness_3-1-13.pdf

“Review of the Structure Group Report on PG&E’s Smart Meter Debacle,” Prepared for The Utility Reform Network (TURN), April 8, 2011.

“The Impact of Dynamic Pricing on Low Income Consumers: Evaluation of the IEE Low Income Whitepaper,” November 29, 2010.  Available at: http://www.roycroftconsulting.org/Roycroft_Dynamic_Pricing_Low_Income_11-29-10.pdf

“The Limits of Choice in California’s Residential Telecommunications Markets: Why ‘Competition’ is

Failing to Protect Consumers,” Published by the Utility Reform Network (TURN). March 25, 2009.

“Reverse Auctions for Universal Service Funding?”, February 1, 2008.  Available at http://www.roycroftconsulting.org/Roycroft_Consulting_Auction_White_Paper_2-1-08.pdf

“Evaluating Telecommunications Trends: Commission Responsibilities in Evolving Markets.”   Policy White Paper Prepared for the Public Counsel Section of the Washington State Office of Attorney General, September 5, 2007.

“Economic Analysis and Network Neutrality: Separating Empirical Facts from Theoretical Fiction,” May 2006.  Available at:  http://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/resources/roycroft_study.pdf

“Network Neutrality, Product Differentiation, and Social Welfare.  A Response to Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 24.”  Roycroft Consulting Policy White Paper.  May 3, 2006.  Available at: http://www.roycroftconsulting.org/response_to_Ford.pdf

“Network Diversity—A Misguided Policy. A Response to Christopher S. Yoo’s ‘Promoting Broadband Through Network Diversity’.”  Roycroft Consulting Policy White Paper.  March 1, 2006.  Available at: http://www.roycroftconsulting.org/response_to_Yoo.pdf

“Wireless Consumer Protection: A Model Bill for the States.”  AARP Research Center, September, 2003.

“The End of Telecommunications? An Epilogue to Tangled Web: The Internet and Broadband Open

Access Policy.”  AARP Research Center, June, 2002.

“Tangled Web: The Internet and Broadband Open Access Policy.”  AARP Research Center, January,

2001.  Available at: http://www.aarp.org/research/ppi/cons-prot/telecom/articles/tangled_web_ the_internet_and_broadband_open_access_policy.html

Conference Papers

“The Impact of State and Federal Alternative Regulation Plans on the RBOCs–a State Level Analysis,” July 1999.  Presented at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.

“The Billy Goats Gruff.  A Fairy Tale for the Third Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996,” June, 1999.  Presented at the Academic Seminar at the 1999 National Cable Television Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

“Alternative Regulation and the Efficiency of Local Exchange Carriers–Evidence from the Ameritech States.”  November, 1998.  Presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association, Baltimore, Maryland.

“A Dynamic Model of Incumbent LEC Response to Entry Under the Terms of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.”  July 1998.  Presented at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

“Do We have the Bugs Out of Telephone Deregulation?”  April 1998.  Presented at the Law and Policy Division of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Imposed Costs in the Local Exchange Market:  A Dynamic Model of Incumbent Behavior.”  September 1997.  Presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Arlington Virginia.

“Towards an Advanced Information Infrastructure,” August 1995.  Presented to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions’ Annual Regulatory Studies Program at Michigan State University.

“Sorting, Bonding, and Barriers to Entry: Strategies of the Entry Concerned Firm,” July 1990. Presented at the Western Economic Association Meetings, San Diego, California.

Additional Presentations

“Considering the Impact of Changes to the FCC’s Universal Service Contribution Base.”  Presented at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates.  November 2012.  Baltimore, MD.

“Dynamic Pricing: An Idea Whose Time has Come or a Ticking Time Bomb?”  National Energy and Utility Affordability Conference, June 2011.  Fort Lauderdale, FL.

“Regulatory Response to Rising Residential Rates.” Presented at the Mid-Year Meetings of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates.  June 2009.  Boston, MA.

“Overview of Technology Transformation in the PSTN.”  Presented at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates.  November 2008.  New Orleans, LA.

“Economics and Network Neutrality.”  Presented at the 2006 Mid-year Meetings of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates.  June 2006.  Memphis, TN.

“Consumer Education and Telecommunications Competition.” Presented at the 2006 Mid-year Meetings of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates.  June 2006.  Memphis, TN.

“Broadband Open Access.”  Presented to AARP’s National Legislative Council.  October, 2000. Washington, D.C.

“Telecommunications Policy, Markets, and Regulation–Who’s On First?”  Presented to the Maryland Office of Peoples’ Counsel and Maryland Public Service Commission.  October, 2000.  Baltimore, MD.

“Broadband Open Access–Implications for the Internet and Consumers.”  November 1999.  Panelist at the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates Annual Convention.  San Antonio, Texas.

“Validation of Proxy Cost Models.”  January 1997.  Panel discussant at the Federal Communications Commission workshops on proxy cost models (CC Docket 96-45).

“Impact of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on Telecommunications Managers.”  December 1996. Presented to members of the Association of Telecommunications Professionals.  Columbus Ohio.

“Caveat emptor!  Local competition, possible effects on prices and the reality of choice.”  October 1995. Presented at the Public Information Session on Telephone Competition.  Dayton, Ohio.

“Cost Allocation in Network Industries,” August 1995.  Presented to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions’ Annual Regulatory Studies Program at Michigan State University.

“Incremental Cost Methodology in Telecommunications,” June 1995. Presented to the Ohio Office of Consumers’ Counsel.

“Regulatory Issues Connected with the Implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990,” August 1993. Presented at the Indiana Bar Association’s Utility Law Section Summer Meetings.

“Consumer Perspectives on the Ameritech Customer’s First Plan,” August 1993. Presented at the Ameritech Regional Regulatory Committee Ad Hoc Working Group Meeting.

“Consumer Perspectives on Universal Telecommunications Service,”  December 1992. Presented at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Workshops on Regulatory Flexibility in Telecommunications.

Honors
  • Competitive paper finalist, The Academic Seminar at the 1999 National Cable Television Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois. Paper title: “The Billy Goats Gruff. A Fairy Tale for the Third Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.”
Professional Membership
  • American Economic Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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