Dr. Christian Dippon

Managing Director

Chair of NERA's Global Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice


Washington, DC
Tel: +1 202 466 9270
Fax: +1 202 466 3605

San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 291 1044
Fax: +1 415 291 1020

Email: christian.dippon@nera.com
vCard: Download


PhD in economics, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
MA in economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS in business administration, cum laude, California State University, Hayward


Dr. Dippon is a Managing Director and the Chair of NERA's Global Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure Practice and Co-Chair of the Communications, Media, and Internet Practice. He specializes in the economics and business of the communications and high-tech industries, advising his clients in complex litigation disputes, antitrust matters, and regulatory and policy issues. Dr. Dippon has extensive testimonial experience, including depositions and expert testimonies before state and federal courts, the Federal Communications Commission, the International Trade Commission, numerous state commissions, and international courts and regulatory authorities.

With 19 years of experience, Dr. Dippon is an internationally renowned expert in communications, with deep expertise in Internet, wireline, wireless, cable, and equipment markets. Dr. Dippon has consulted to clients in countries around the world, including the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Palestine, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Dippon has authored and edited several books as well as book chapters in anthologies and has written numerous articles on telecommunications competition and strategies. He also frequently lectures in these areas at industry conferences, continuing education programs for lawyers, and at universities. National and international newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, and the Sydney Morning Herald have cited his work.

Dr. Dippon serves on the Board of Directors of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) and on the Editorial Board of Telecommunications Policy. He is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA).

Dr. Dippon holds a PhD and an MA in Economics and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He is bilingual in English and German and proficient in French and Thai. Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Dippon was an analyst at BMW in Bangkok, Thailand.



Title Type Author
FCC’s Revised Set-Top Box Proposal Remains Deeply Flawed Report By Dr. Christian M. Dippon
The FCC’s Latest Attempt to Promulgate More Regulation in the Multichannel Video Dist... White Paper By Dr. Christian M. Dippon
Do Economic, Institutional, or Political Variables Explain Regulated Wholesale Unbund... Published Article By Dr. Gary Madden, Dr. Christian Dippon, and Dr. Hiroaki Suenaga
FCC Open Internet Order Creates Uncertainty and Risk Published Article Dr. Christian Dippon (with Marty Stern and Sam Castic of K&L Gates)
The Net Neutrality Order: It’s Worse Than We Thought White Paper By Dr. Christian Dippon and Jonathan Falk
Economic Repercussions of Applying Title II to Internet Services White Paper By Dr. Christian Dippon and Jonathan Falk
Consumer Demand for Mobile Phone Service in the US: An Examination beyond the Mobile ... Study By Dr. Christian Dippon
Replacement of the Legacy High-Cost Universal Support Fund with a Connect America Fun... Published Article Christian Dippon with Christopher Huther and Megan Troy of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Is Faster Necessarily Better? Third Generation (3G) Take-up Rates and the Implication... Working Paper By Christian Dippon
Wholesale Unbundling and Intermodal Competition Working Paper By Dr. Christian Dippon, et al.