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Roberto Muñoz received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland and is a Professor of Economics at Federico Santa María Technical University in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Muñoz conducts wide-ranging academic research in game theory, experimental economics, applied econometrics, and telecommunications policy. He has contributed path-breaking analysis in evaluating the net social benefits of spectrum allocation reform.

Dr. Muñoz has advised public and private organizations on issues of industrial organization, telecommunication policy, and auction design. Among them are the Chilean Ministry of Finance, the Chilean National Energy Commission (CNE), the World Bank, BHP Billiton, the Chilean Antitrust Prosecutor Authority (FNE) and the Chilean Association of Retirement Fund Administration Companies (AFPs).


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Maryland
MA in Economics, Georgetown University
BS in Mathematical Engineering, University of Chile

Selected Works
  • Thomas Hazlett and Roberto Muñoz, “Spectrum Allocation in Latin America: An Economic Analysis,” 21 Information Economics and Policy 261-78 (2009).
  • Thomas Hazlett and Roberto Muñoz, “A Welfare Analysis of Spectrum Allocation Policies”, 40 RAND Journal of Economics 3, 424-454 (Autumn 2009).
  • Rodrigo Harrison and Roberto Muñoz, “Stability and Equilibrium Selection in a Link Formation Game”, 37 Economic Theory 335-345 (November 2008).
  • Thomas Hazlett, Jüergen Müller and Roberto Muñoz, “The Social Value of TV Band Spectrum in European Countries”, 8 INFO 62-73 (2006).