Carolyn Gideon

Assistant Professor of International Communication and Technology Policy, and Director of the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs

  • MPP, Public Policy, Harvard University
  • PhD, Public Policy, Harvard University
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities
  • Research Affiliate, MIT Program on Internet and Telecoms Convergence (2003-present)
  • Fellow, Harvard Information Infrastructure Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Center for Business and Government, Harvard University (1998-1999)
  • Teaching Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1995-1997)
  • Member, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, American Economic Association, and Academy of Management
  • Assistant Vice President, Parker/Hunter Incorporated (1991-1993)
  • Manager, Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust (1990-1991)
  • Consultant, Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management Consulting) (1987-1989)

  • The Edward R. Murrow Center

Research Interests
  • Information and telecommunications policy, especially issues of industry structure and regulation
  • public policy analysis
Gideon, Carolyn. "Technology Policy by Default: Shaping Communications Technology Through Regulatory Policy." In Shaping Science and Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research, eds. David Guston and Daniel Sarewitz, University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

• "Retail Prices and Facility-Based Entry into the Telecommunications Market," International Industrial Organization Conference (2005), Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition, 24th Annual Eastern Conference, Center for Research in Regulated Industries (2005), Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) (2005), and Amercan Economic Association Meeting (2006);
• "The Potential for Competition in Network Communications Industries," Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition, 23rd Annual Eastern Conference, Center for Research in Regulated Industries (2004) and International Telecommunications Society, 15th Biennial Conference (2004);
• "Sustainable Competition? A Game Theoretic Analysis of Industry Structure in Communications Networks," Democracy in a Knowledge Economy, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2003);
• "Limits to Certainty on QoS Pricing and Bandwidth," (co-author) Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) (2001).



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Cabot 606

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The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155