Thomas W. Hazlett

Thomas W. Hazlett is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Adjunct Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and a Columnist for the Financial Times. His research focuses on law and economics, with particular emphasis on telecommunications policy. Dr. Hazlett received his Ph.D. in economics from U.C.L.A. From 1984 through June 2000 he was a professor at the University of California, Davis, where he taught economics and finance and served as Director of the Program on Telecommunications Policy. In 1991-92 he served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hazlett's academic research has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Law & Economics, Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Legal Studies, Columbia Law Review, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Supreme Court Economic Review, Business & Politics, Hastings Law Journal, The Public Interest, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Public Choice, Regulation, Managerial & Decision Economics, Yale Journal on Regulation, Telecommunications Policy, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Harvard Journal on Law & Public Policy, Connecticut Law Review, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Federal Communications Law Journal, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, Stanford Technology Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He has also contributed articles to such general interest periodicals as Barron's, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, The Economist, Reader's Digest, Across the Board, Chief Executive, The American Enterprise, The Weekly Standard, Forbes, and The New Republic. He served as a contributing editor to Harper's, was a columnist for Forbes ASAP, and wrote the “Selected Skirmishesâ€