Professor Robert G Picard is a world-leading specialist on media economics and government media policies. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and served as Director of Research at the Reuters Institute from 2010 to 2014. He was formerly based in the Media Management and Transformation Center at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden where he was Director of the Center and Hamrin Professor of Media Economics.
He is well known in academic circles, having worked at Louisiana State University, California State University in the United States, and Turku School of Economics, Finland. In public life, he has been a consultant in media affairs for governments in the United States and Europe, investment firms, media companies and media labour organisations. He has also served as an expert witness at congressional and parliamentary committees and inquiry boards.
He is the author and editor of 30 books, and has been editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies and the Journal of Media Economics. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Paris, Shanghai University, the University of Amsterdam, and the Catholic University of Portugal.
Robert directs RISJ's projects across its main research areas examining changes in the business of journalism, the practice of journalism and journalism and accountability.