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
Director of Research at the Reuters Institute, Department of Politics and
International Relations, University of Oxford, a research fellow at Green
Templeton College, Oxford, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also
on the faculties of the Media Management and Transformation Centre,
Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, 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 University of
Tampere, Finland.

He is the author and editor of 28 books including
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
(Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers), The Internet and the Mass Media
The Newspaper Publishing Industry (Allyn & Bacon), 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 is editor of the
Journal of Media Business Studies
and was editor of
The Journal of Media Economics for a decade. 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.