Dr. William W. Sharkey retired from the 
Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. in 2015 and now resides in San Francisco.  Previously he served as a Senior Economist with the FCC's Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.  Dr. Sharkey received a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1969 and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1973. Before coming to the FCC he was a member of the economics research group at Bellcore and Bell Laboratories, a visiting professor at the Universities of Arizona and Pennsylvania and the Institut d'Economie Industrielle in Toulouse. His research interests include the economics of regulation, the economics of telecommunications, cooperative game theory, cost allocation, and the economics of networks.  He is the author of two books: The Theory of Natural Monopoly and Cost Proxy Models and Telecommunications Policy.  

     At the FCC, Dr. Sharkey was a principle contributor to the development of a model of the cost of local exchange telecommunications, known as the Hybrid Cost Proxy Model (HCPM), which was later incorporated into the FCC’s Synthesis Model, which was used for determining high cost universal service support. In the Wireline Competition Bureau, Dr. Sharkey also worked on proceedings involving local competition, universal service and interconnection. More recently, Dr. Sharkey has been involved in proceedings involving cable ownership caps, market approaches for allocating spectrum for licensed and unlicensed uses, and the welfare consequences of net neutrality regulations.

     A Curriculum Vitae with full publication list is available at the bottom of this page.  Selected research papers are available on the following pages.

Contact: williamwsharkey@gmail.com
William Sharkey,
Oct 4, 2015, 3:34 PM