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 Skirmishes” column in Reason Magazine, 1989-2000.

Dr. Hazlett is a Senior Adviser to Analysis Group/Economics, and has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts, before the Department of Commerce, General Accounting Office, and the Federal Communications Commission, and to committees of Congress. In addition, he has served as a consultant to numerous private firms, the State of California, Congressional Budget Office, federal agencies, municipal governments and foreign governments. Dr. Hazlett is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, a Senior Research Associate of the Columbia Institute for Tele-information, and a Senior Fellow of the Liberal Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1990-91 he was awarded the Wriston Citicorp Fellowship, a prize awarded annually by the Manhattan Institute to a young scholar working in an important area of public policy. His book (with Matthew L. Spitzer), Public Policy Toward Cable Television, was published by the MIT Press in 1997.