Katja Seim, Wharton School associate professor of business economics and public policy, has been appointed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler as the agency’s chief economist and will start in the role July 1.
FCC said Friday Seim will also join the agency’s office of strategic planning and policy analysisÂ and advise the chairman on economic issues.
âGiven the vital importance of economics to the Commissionâs work, it is essential that we haveÂ exceptionally-qualified individuals like Professor Katja Seim involved,â said Wheeler.
âIn todayâs world, it is vital that public policy and business economics are understood as interrelatedÂ fields.
Seim will succeed Jonathan Levy, who will return to his role as deputy chief economist for the FCC.
She also holds an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Franklin & Marshall college and a doctorate degree in economics from Yale.