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Joseph Farrell



Professor of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California

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In 2012 Dr. Farrell returned to the University of California at Berkeley after having served as the Director of the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission. He joined UC Berkeley in 1989 as an associate professor and became a full professor in 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2002.

Dr. Farrell previously was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics with the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission, assistant professor at MIT, a principal member of the technical staff at GTE Laboratories, and National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board at the National Academies of Science. He was Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, President of the Industrial Organization Society, and Chair of Berkeley's Competition Policy Center.


  • Oxford University, D. Phil., (1981),
  • Oxford University, MSc, Mathematics
  • Oxford University, BA, Mathematics

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