Marius Schwartz is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1983. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1982, and his B.Sc. (1st class honors) from the London School of Economics in 1976. His research interests and teaching are in industrial organization, competition, and regulation.
Since June 1, 2011 Professor Schwartz has been on leave at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission as Chief Economist. From September 1998 through April 2000, he served at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as the Economics Director of Enforcement, and for six months also as the Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics (chief economist). From April 1995 through June 1996 he served at the Presidentís Council of Economic Advisers as the Senior Economist for industrial organization matters.
Professor Schwartz teaches industrial organization, topics in competition and regulation, and microeconomic principles. He has consulted on competition and regulation for the DOJ, other agencies, and the private sector.