Keynote Address

Keynote Address: Ownership Limits in the Vast Wasteland

Saturday, March 20, 11:45 a.m. Ropes-Gray Room, Pound Hall

Thomas W. Hazlett

Dr. Hazlett is currently a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a columnist for the Financial Times’ New Economy Policy Forum, a Senior Research Associate at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, and a Fellow of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. His research focuses on law and economics, with particular emphasis on telecommunications policy. From 1984 through June 2000, Dr. Hazlett 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 1990-91 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and in 1991-92 Dr. Hazellet served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission.

Dr. Hazlett has been widely published in academic journals and a number of news and opinion periodicals. His book (with Matthew L. Spitzer), Public Policy Toward Cable Television, was published by the MIT Press in 1997. He has provided expert testimony in Congress, in federal and state courts, for the Department of Commerce, and for the FCC. He has also served as a consultant to numerous private firms, the State of California, the Congressional Budget Office, federal agencies, and municipal and foreign governments. Dr. Hazlett received his Ph.D. in economics from U.C.L.A.