Rob Rubinovitz, Deputy Chief Economist, oversees the staff of the Office of the Chief Economist. Prior to coming to ESA, Dr. Rubinovitz served as a vice president at NERA Economic Consulting, where he analyzed economic and policy issues in such areas as telecommunications and media, pharmaceuticals and over-the counter drugs, retail products, and financial services and developed expertise in the application of econometrics to merger analysis and other applied microeconomic topics.
From 1988 to 1997, Dr. Rubinovitz was an economist at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he analyzed the effects that mergers, long-term contracts, regulations, and legislation had on competition in industries such as banking, healthcare, radio, cable television, and ticket distribution. During this time, he also spent time on a detail at the Federal Communications Commission.
Dr. Rubinovitz has also published articles on cable television deregulation and on the treatment of fixed cost savings in merger analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.