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Dorothy Robyn - Rapporteur, Participant

Dorothy Robyn is a public policy expert who writes and consults on policy issues related to energy, infrastructure and telecommunications.  She has 30 years of experience in government, academia and consulting.  From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Robyn was the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) in the U.S. General Services Administration.  PBS is the real estate arm of the federal government.  From 2009 to 2012, she was the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment in the Department of Defense, where she provided Department-wide oversight of U.S. military bases around the world.  From 1993 to 2001, she served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the staff of the White House National Economic Council.  Dr. Robyn previously was an assistant professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Principal with The Brattle Group, an economic consultancy.  She has an M.P.P. and a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.  She is the author of Braking the Special Interests: Trucking Deregulation and the Politics of Policy Reform (University of Chicago Press, 1987) and co-author, with William J. Baumol, of Toward an Evolutionary Regime for Spectrum Governance: Licensed or Unrestricted Entry (Brookings Press, 2006).



Independent Writer/Consultant