Robert G. Picard, Ph.D.
Prof. Robert G. Picard is one of the world's leading academic experts on media
economics and management and government communications policies. He is
North American Advisor for the Reuters Institute in the Department of Politics and
International Relations at University of Oxford, a fellow of the Royal Society of the
Arts, and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law
School, Yale University. He was formerly Director of Research at the Reuters
Institute,  University of Oxford, and a research fellow at Green Templeton
College, Oxford. He is also on the faculties of the University of Canberra,
Australia, the  Institute of Media and Entertainment, IESE Business School in
New York, the Center for Media Management and Economics at Tsinghua
University in China, and the University of Tampere, Finland.

He is the author and editor of 30 books including
Handbook on the Economics
of the Media, Media Clusters: Spatial Agglomeration and Content Capabilities
(Edward Elgar Publishing)
, The Economics and Financing of Media Companies
(Fordham University Press),
Media Product Portfolios: Issues in Managing
Multiple Products and Services
(Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers), Media Firms:
Structures, Operations and Performance
(Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers), The
Internet and the Mass Media
(Sage), The Newspaper Publishing Industry (Allyn &
Media Economics: Concepts and Issues (Sage), Press Concentration
and Monopoly: New Perspectives on Newspaper Ownership and Operation

(Ablex), and
Joint Operating Agreements: The Newspaper Preservation Act and
Its Application

He has written hundreds of articles on media issues for scholarly journals and
industry publications. Picard has been editor of the
Journal of Media Business
and The Journal of Media Economics. He serves on the editorial boards
of numerous other journals.

Picard received his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, after completing an M.A. at
California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. at La Sierra University. He was a
fellow at the Shorenstein Center at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University and the Reuters Institute in the Department of Politics and
International Relations at the University of Oxford.

He has been a consultant for government agencies and ministries in North
America and Europe, international agencies, investment firms, and numerous
media companies and media labor organizations. Picard has testified before
congressional and parliamentary committees and inquiry boards and provided
expert testimony in cases involving antitrust and anticartel issues. He regularly
makes presentations to media trade organizations and university groups

He is included in
Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who's
Who in Educatio
n and numerous other biographical indexes. He has been the
recipient of the Journal of Media Economics Award of Honor for lifetime
contributions to the study of media economics and the European Media
Management Education Association Award for lifetime contributions to media

He is regularly interviewed by media on issues of media industry developments.
His comments have appeared in publications including
New York Times, Wall
Street Journal
, Washington Post, USA Today,  Le Monde, The Times (London),
The Globe and Mail
(Toronto), The Daily Telegraph (London), International
Herald Tribune
, The Guardian (London), Financial Times, Neue Zurcher Zeitung
Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil), The Economist, Fortune, and Business
, in reports by Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, and other news
services, as well as trade and professional publications worldwide. He has
appeared on National Public Radio, BBC (UK), CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia),
Voice of Russia, NRK (Norway), Sveriges Radio (Sweden), YLE (Finland). and
numerous other broadcasters.