Richard J. Gilbert is an American economist who served as Deputy Assistant General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in the White House from 1993 to 1995, and author of Innovation Matters: Competition Policy for the Knowledge Economy, published by M.I.T. Press. While at the U.S. Justice Department, Richard Gilbert facilitated the development of Joint Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property. Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, Richard Gilbert has taken the positions of Dean at the University, president of the Industrial Organization Society, and from 2002 to 2005 the Chair of the department. Professor Gilbert has taken special interest in telecom, media marketing, entertainment, music, sports and energy economics. Richard J. Gilbert now works as Emeritus from the University, as a consultant for Compass Lexicon and sits on the Board of the East Bay College Fund Oakland Promise Association.
Richard Gilbert contributed to the improvement of the Joint Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust, Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property during the two years, 1993-1995 when he was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department. Until becoming a Deputy Assistant Attorney General Professor Gilbert was the director of the University of California Energy Institute. At the same time, he was an associate editor in several journals such as '[The Journal of Economic Theory], [The Journal of Industrial Economics] and [The Review of Industrial Organization]'.
B.S. Electrical Engineering at Cornell University 1966 M.S. Electrical Engineering st Cornell University 1967 Ph.D from Stanford University 1976
Research areas:: Intellectual Property Research and Development Energy Markets Antitrust Economics
Sabbatical working for the Cambridge University Worked with expert economists in Bergen, Norway.
- Stepwise Innovation
- Licensing and Innovation with Imperfect Contract Enforcement
- Collective Rights Organizations: A Guide to Benefits, Costs and Antitrust Safeguards