- Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of Michigan
- M.A. in Economics, University of Michigan
- B.A. in Mathematics, Michigan State University
Rick Pfau began his career as a staff economist at Michigan Bell, working primarily on regulatory matters, from 1978-1986. He entered the doctoral program in Economics at the University of Michigan in 1986, and completed his coursework in 1988, majoring in industrial organization and public finance. He has worked as a consultant in antitrust litigation and regulation matters from 1988 to the present.