Dr. Pittman earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1979. He is Director of Economic Research in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and a visiting professor at the Kyiv School of Economics. Dr. Pittman has consulted regularly with antitrust enforcers and economic reformers in transition and developing economies, and has acted as an advisor on railroad restructuring projects in Brazil, China, Mexico, Poland, and Russia. He served on the Core Team of the World Development Report 2002, Building Institutions for Markets. He also served on the team of experts for the Russian Regulatory Reform Review carried out by the OECD and the European Conference of Ministers of Transport in 2003-2004 and was one of the three co-authors of its report, Regulatory Reform of Railways in Russia. He is the author of the chapter on railways in the Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy (2013). He served on the team of experts for a project of the OECD and the International Transport Forum on freight rail regulation in Mexico, co-authoring two reports, Establishing Mexico’s Regulatory Agency for Rail Transport (2016) and Regulatory Governance of the Rail Sector in Mexico (2020). Most recently he is the author of the chapter on the US in the Handbook on Rail Regulation: Concepts and Practice (2020).

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