Dr. Donald L. Alexander is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Western Michigan University. He received his B.S. in Economics from Bowling Green State University in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Penn State University in 1983.
Alexander has held several professional academic and government positions throughout his career. From 1983 to 1984, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at The College of William & Mary, and then an Assistant Professor at Penn State University from 1984 to 1988. He left to join the Antitrust Division at the Federal Trade Commission in 1988. From 1989 to 1991 he was an economist with the consulting firm, Capital Economics, and, more recently, he served as an economist with the International Trade Commission before joining the faculty at Western Michigan University in 1991.
Alexander has published several articles in the areas of industrial organization, antitrust economics, and regulation in professional economics journals such as the Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, The Review of Industrial Organization, and Economics Letters. He is the co-editor of the recently published volume Networks, Infrastructure, and the New Task for Regulation (The University of Michigan Press) and has contributed a chapter to the forthcoming volume Competitive Strategies in the Pharmaceutical Industry (The American Enterprise Institute). His current research interests include the pharmaceutical and telecommunication industries. In 1986 and 1988, Alexander was the recipient of the Philip S. McKenna fellowship for the Study of Market Economics.