Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Thursday named Steven Wildman as the agency's new chief economist.
Wildman currently serves as the acting chairman of Michigan State University's Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media Department. He will start work at the commission next month and step into role held by outgoing chief economist Marius Schwartz, who will return his former post as a professor of economics at Georgetown University.
The FCC chairman said in a statement that Wildman "has conducted important research on broadband adoption and spectrum management, among other topics."
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