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Tom Hazlett
Professor of Agricultural and Research Economics
University of California, Davis

Tom Hazlett teaches economics, finance, and public policy at the University of California, Davis, where he is professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and director of the Program on Telecommunications Policy at the Institute of Governmental Affairs. In 1998-99, he was a resident scholar in Washington, DC at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He earned his doctorate in economics from UCLA in 1984. In 1990-91 he was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and in 1991-92 he served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC

Hazlett is a frequent contributor to such general interest periodicals as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Reader's Digest, Across the Board, Chief Executive, The American Enterprise and The New Republic. He writes a monthly column for Reason, and previously served as a contributing editor to Harper's. In addition, his academic research has been published in scholarly journals including the Journal of Law & Economics, Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Legal Studies, Columbia Law Review, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 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, the Connecticut Law Review, the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts, before the Department of Commerce and the Federal Communications Commission, and before committees of Congress. In addition, he has served as a consultant to numerous private firms, the State of California, several federal agencies, and foreign governments.

Hazlett is an internationally recognized expert on government regulation of business, specializing in the area of telecommunications policy. He 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 Spitzer), Public Policy Toward Cable Television, was published by the MIT Press in November 1997.

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