Rogerson, former chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission, studies applied micro-economic theory, industrial organization, regulation, cost accounting, telecommunications and defense procurement. He has worked as a consultant for numerous government agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Institute for Defense Analysis, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Rogerson is the director of the undergraduate program in mathematical methods in the social sciences and co-director of the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization, both in the Weinberg College. Since 2007 he has served as co-editor of the journal Economic Inquiry and throughout his career has been widely published in both economic and law journals.
A senior fellow at the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at the Northwestern University School of Law, Rogerson is research director of the program on competition, antitrust and regulation.
Rogerson joined the Northwestern faculty in 1984 after teaching at Stanford University.