Robert A. Rogowsky is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor and Chair of the master's degree program in Trade and Economic Diplomacy at the Middlebury Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia (1982). From 1995 to 1999 he served as Chief Economist and Acting Director of the Office of Economics. As Director of Operations for the U.S. International Trade Commission, he manages a staff of 240 responsible for antidumping and countervailing duty investigations; research, technical expertise and trade policy assistance provided to the U.S. Trade Representative and Congress; and maintenance of the Harmonized Tariff System.
Dr. Rogowsky is also Adjunct Professor of International Trade at George Mason Universitys School of Public Policy, where he was awarded that Schools Teacher of the Year (2000), and at the American University, School of International Service. Dr. Rogowsky also has served as Director of the Office of Industries of the USITC and as executive assistant to the Chairman. Prior to that he served as the Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Acting Executive Director to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Advisor to Commissioners at that Commission. Dr. Rogowsky served as an antitrust research and litigation economist at the Bureau of Economics of the FTC. He has written widely on international trade, competition policy and regulation, including Trade Liberalization: Fears and Facts, with Linda Linkins and Karl Tsuji, Relevant Markets in Antitrust, edited with Kenneth Elzinga, and The Political Economy of Deregulation, edited with Bruce Yandle.