Clifford Winston

Clifford Winston is a Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program. He is an applied microeconomist who specializes in the analysis of industrial organization, regulation, and transportation. Winston has also been co-editor of the annual microeconomics edition of Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Prior to his fellowship at Brookings, he was an Associate Professor in the Transportation Systems Division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Civil Engineering.

The author of numerous books and articles, Winston has published Last Exit: Privatization and Deregulation of the U.S. Transportation System (Brookings, 2010); Government Failure versus Market Failure (AEI-Brookings, 2006); Deregulation of Network Industries: What’s Next?, with Sam Peltzman (AEI-Brookings, 2000), among others. His articles have appeared in such journals as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Literature, Bell Journal of Economics, and the Rand Journal of Economics.

Winston received his A.B. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in 1975, and his Ph.D. in economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1979.