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Thomas Hazlett, Former FCC Chief Economist, Comes to George Mason Law School
Thomas W. Hazlett,
Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy
Research and former Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission, joins the
faculty in fall 2005 as a professor of law
and economics, teaching Economic Foundations of Legal Studies for first-year law students in the 2005 fall semester. In spring 2006, he
will teach a communications course at the law school. In addition to his duties as a professor, Hazlett will bring his talents to
National Center for Technology & Law, where he will assume a leadership role in its research program.
Professor Hazlett is an internationally recognized expert on telecommunications policy. His academic research is extensive, and he has served as both a contributing editor and columnist for a number of magazines, including the Financial Times, which currently runs his column. He frequently provides expert testimony to the courts, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress. He has served as a consultant to public and private entities throughout the world.
Law school Dean Dan Polsby expressed his admiration for Hazlett, saying, “Professor Hazlett is one of the world's leading students of regulatory policy. He is a legendary teacher, and his work on telecommunications and Internet policy has influenced a generation of scholars both in law and in economics.
is very pleased that he has agreed to lead the research program in the
for Technology and Law.”
Professor Hazlett received his PhD in Economics from U.C.L.A. Prior to his service as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission in 1991-92, he was a professor at the
, teaching economics and finance courses and operating as Director of the Program on Telecommunications Policy. His recent teaching experience includes time spent as an adjunct professor of business and public policy at the
. A biographical article and extensive list of the professor’s written works are available on the Web at:
To view Professor Hazlett’s
July 29, 2005
, commentary entitled “Grokster’s Loss is
’s Gain” in The Wall Street Journal, click here