Biography of Thomas Hazlett

Thomas W. Hazlett is Professor of Law & Economics at George Mason University, where he also serves as Director of the Information Economy Project.  He has previously held faculty appointments at the University of California, Davis, Columbia University, and the Wharton School, and served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission.  An internationally known expert on law & economics, government regulation, and telecommunications policy, Professor Hazlett has written for many general-interest periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Slate, The Economist, The New Republic, and The Weekly Standard, and was a columnist for the Financial Times (2002-2011).  His academic research has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the RAND Journal of Economics, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Law & Technology, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and the Yale Journal on Regulation.  He has provided expert testimony for state and federal courts, congressional hearings,  foreign governments, the Department of Commerce, the Congressional Budget Office, the General Accounting Office, and the FCC, and is a founding partner of Arlington Economics LLC.  His book, co-authored with Matt Spitzer, Public Policy Toward Cable Television, was published by the MIT Press in 1997.  Professor Hazlett received his Ph.D. in economics from U.C.L.A.