Dr. Darby was a senior fellow and board member of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research. As president of Darby Associates, he advised a broad spectrum of clients on issues in broadcasting, cable television, domestic and foreign telephony, trade and technology, and domestic common carrier regulation.
He was an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School of Law, Professorial Lecturer in Telecommunications Finance at the George Washington University Graduate School and Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York Law School. Dr. Darby had testified before Congress on wireless telecommunications issues; airline passenger services; deregulation of telecommunications markets, trade agreements, and postal rate structures. He was a senior economic advisor to CompassRose International, Inc, where he advised foreign governments, startups and others in information technology.
Prior to this, he was Vice-President for Lehman Brothers, spent two years on Capitol Hill as the Executive Director of the Motor Carrier Ratemaking Study Commission, served as Chief Economist and Chief of the FCC’s Common Carrier Bureau and served as Senior Economist of Telecommunications Policy in the White House Office. He also taught managerial economics, industrial economics, and the regulation of business for the Graduate School of Business at Temple University.
He earned a doctorate in economics from Indiana University in 1971, specializing in industrial organization and international economics.
Some of Dr. Darby’s recent research work can be read at www.theamericanconsumer.org/author/larry.
A friend to all who knew him, Larry was a very talented writer and researcher, as well as a gifted educator. He will be greatly missed.