Thomas Hazlett holds the H.H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics at Clemson University, conducting research in the field of Law and Economics and specializing in the Information Economy, including the analysis of markets and regulation in telecommunications, media, and the Internet.
Hazlett also directs the Information Economy Project at Clemson. He previously served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission, and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Davis, Columbia University, the Wharton School, and George Mason University School of Law.
His research has appeared in such academic publications as:
- The Journal of Law & Economics
- The Journal of Legal Studies
- The Journal of Financial Economics
- The Rand Journal of Economics
- Journal of Economic Perspectives
- Review of Industrial Organization
- The Univ. of Pennsylvania Law Review
- The Yale Journal on Regulation
- The Columbia Law Review
- The Berkeley Technology Law Journal
- Harvard Journal on Law & Technology
He has also written for popular periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time, Reason, The New Republic, The Economist, Slate, Politico, and the Financial Times, where he was a columnist on technology policy issues, 2002-2011. A list of publications can be found here.
Previous books by Thomas Hazlett:
- The Fallacy of Net Neutrality (New York: Encounter Books; 2011)
- Telecommunications Meltdown: Did American Communications Policy Fail? (with Richard Epstein, Lawrence Lessig, and Eli Noam) (Tokyo: NTT Publishing; 2005)
- Public Policy Toward Cable Television: The Economics of Rate Controls (with Matthew Spitzer) (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; 1997)