With the exception of 2013, when he served as a Chief Economist for the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Wildman has served on the faculty of Michigan State University since the Fall of 1999. Prior to joining Michigan State, he was Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Program in Telecommunications Science, Management & Policy at Northwestern University. Earlier positions include Senior Economist with Economists Incorporated and Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA.
Dr. Wildman holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Wabash College. He is well-known for his research and publications on economics and policy for communication industries.
In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Wildman is an author or editor for the following books: International Trade in Films and Television Programs (Ballinger, 1988); Electronic Services Networks: A Business and Public Policy Challenge, (Praeger, 1991); Video Economics (Harvard University Press, 1992); Making Universal Service Policy: Enhancing the Process Through Multidisciplinary Evaluation (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999); Rethinking Rights and Regulations: Institutional Responses to New Communications Technologies (MIT Press, 2003); and Handbook on the Economics of the Media (Edward Elgar Publishing, in press).