Dr. Ghosal is Professor at the School of Economics at Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research and policy interests include: (1) firm strategy related to innovation, M&As and pricing; (2) impact of environmental regulations on business strategy, innovation and firm reorganization; (3) firms’ decision-making under uncertainty; (4) antitrust/competition laws and enforcement; and (5) regulatory reform to enhance competition and innovation.
His grants, contacts and research have included industries such as: automobiles; high-speed rail; healthcare; transportation; information technology; telecommunications & media; energy & electricity; and paper products. His funded research have included issues related to: regional economic and business development; infrastructure investments; public-private partnerships; impact of environmental regulations; regulatory assessments; and innovation and efficiency. The organizations Professor Ghosal has received funding from include: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD, Paris); U.S. Department of Transportation; Georgia Department of Transportation; Ragnar Soderberg’s Foundation (Sweden); Woodruff Foundation; Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies; and Scripps Foundation.
Dr. Ghosal holds an appointment as a Visiting Professor at the European Business School (Wiesbaden, Germany) where he conducts research and lectures on regulations and business strategy, with emphasis on environmental regulations, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and innovation in the automobile and other manufacturing industries. He is also a Visiting Professor at the joint OECD-Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management international program on regulatory reform and competition assessments held annually in Seoul, South Korea.
Professor Ghosal has published two edited books The Political Economy of Antitrust (Elsevier, 2007) and Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws, Institutions and Implementation (MIT Press, 2010), and is member of the Editorial Board of the journals Review of Industrial Organization and Business Strategy and the Environment. He has published in peer-reviewed journals in Economics, Management, and Law & Economics, such as: Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Law and Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, and Review of Law & Economics.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2001, Professor Ghosal was an Economist at the Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, horizontal and vertical market power, tying agreements, joint ventures, regulatory reform, and innovation and efficiency. Some of the markets he investigated include electricity, nuclear fuel, natural gas, coal, information technology, radio broadcasting, oilfield drilling services, and postal.
Professor Ghosal has been a consultant for international organizations, governments, consulting firms and companies on issues related to: antitrust, regulatory reform, business and economic modeling of markets, industry studies, and statistical and econometric modeling. He has provided project and expert reports, and testimony.