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David Gabel

Professor and Chair
Economics Department

Office: Powdermaker Hall 306-D

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

David Gabel is a Professor of Economics at Queens College and the Chair of the Economics Department. His areas of specialization include telecommunications, the competitive market process, and anti-trust. His research focuses on the efficiency gains from competition, the deployment of broadband services, the actions of incumbents to impede rivalry, and the use of the regulatory process to in some cases promote, and other times impede, rivalry. Professor Gabel has provided expert advice on these topics to governments and corporations around the world.

Journal Articles:

"Uber and the Persistence of Market Power," Journal of Economic Issues, June 2016, pp. 527-534.

"Promoting Innovation and the Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Services to Business," Contemporary Economic Policy (with Guang-Lih Huang), April 2008, pp. 229-47.

"Broadband and Universal Service," Telecommunications Policy, July-August 2007, pp. 327-346.

"An Approach to Analysis of Impairment of Unbundled Switching (with Eric Ralph and Scott Kennedy," 2003,

"Why is There So Little Competition in the Provision of Local Telecommunications Services? An Examination of Alternative Approaches to End-User Access," MSU-DCL Law Review, 2002, pp. 651-670.

"Accessibility of Broadband Telecommunications Services by Various Segments of the American Population," (with Florence Kwan), in Communications Policy in Transition: The Internet and Beyond, eds. Benjamin Compaine and Shane Greenstein, pp.295-320, MIT Press, 2001.

"Who's Taking Whom: Some Comments and Evidence on the Constitutionality of TELRIC," (with David Rosenbaum), Federal Communications Law Journal , March 2000, pp. 239-271.

"Competition in a Network Industry: The Telephone Industry, 1894-1910," Journal of Economic History , Vol. 54, No. 3, September 1994.
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