Prof. Robert Lind


Robert Lind is a Professor Emeritus of Economics, Management, and Public Policy at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. 

During his 30-year academic career at Stanford and Cornell, Professor Lind's research and teaching have addressed a wide range of topics from investment analysis and the theory of decision making under uncertainty to broad issues of public policy. His focus has been on issues relating to business and public policy such as regulation, antitrust policy, investment and productivity, and the implications of the increasingly complex relationship between business and government for public policy. Specific areas of application have included antitrust, regulation, intellectual property, energy, natural resources, the environment, telecommunications, health care, land-use, criminal justice, and employment.

Throughout his entire professional career, Professor Lind has had an active independent consulting practice. He has consulted for a wide range of government agencies on public policy issues. He has also served as an expert witness in many cases involving antitrust, intellectual property and the analysis of damages in corporate litigation and international arbitration. The industries about which he has testified have included telecoms, energy, high tech, insurance, and banking. In 1999, when he became emeritus at Cornell, Professor Lind joined a premier international consulting firm as a Senior Consultant. During that time, his consulting and expert witness work expanded to Europe, where he prepared reports for the European Commission and the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

Professor Lind has testified and presented before government regulators, courts, and international tribunals in the US and Europe. Among the bodies before which he has testified and presented are the US Congress, the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Court of Claims, US District Courts, US State Courts, and State and Provincial regulatory bodies in the US and Canada.

Professor Lind has a Ph.D. in Economics, with a minor in Statistics, from Stanford University. He has published widely, and over a 27-year period he was among the top 5% of actively publishing economists in terms of citations in the professional literature as determined by Who's Who in Economics.

Selected recent assignments include:

  • Prepared report and gave testimony on damages in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration involving major mobile telephony companies.
  • Prepared report and gave testimony on damages in ICC arbitration involving major international insurance companies.
  • Prepared report and gave testimony on damages in a Scandinavian arbitration involving a mobile telephony equipment manufacturer and its US supplier.
  • Advised on a number of merger clearances.
  • Advised a certifying body on the competition implications of the use of a standard and the associated trademark.