Thomas Hazlett

H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics

Clemson College of Business

Thomas Hazlett

H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics

Clemson College of Business

Thomas Hazlett is the Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics at Clemson University. He has previously held faculty positions at George Mason University, the University of California, Davis, and the Wharton School, and served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission. A noted expert in regulatory economics and information markets, his research has appeared in academic forums such as the Journal of Law & Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Columbia Law Review. He has also written for such popular periodicals as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Slate, the N.Y. Times, N.Y. Daily News, Reuters.com, Business Week, The New Republic and the Financial Times. His most recent book, The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone, (Yale, 2017), was featured as one of the top tech books of the year at CES 2018.

Contributions

Two Useful Pieces of Commentary on Net Neutrality

Matthew R. A. Heiman

August 3, 2021

Matthew Heiman points to two recent items on net neutrality from Tom Hazlett.

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Net Neutrality and the Evolving Internet

July 1, 2021

Does net neutrality improve or hinder competition? Is it better for the consumer?

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Deep Dive Episode 123 – Antitrust Investigations into Big Tech Companies

August 6, 2020

This live podcast explores what investigations into big tech tell us about innovation and antitrust, as well as the current concerns regarding these firms’ market power and conduct.

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Deep Dive Episode 41 – General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act

April 2, 2019

In this episode, Anna Hsia, Chris Riley, Gus Hurwitz, Thomas Hazlett, and Matthew R.A. Heiman discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.

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Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium: General Data Protection & California Consumer Privacy Act

March 21, 2019

Today’s regulatory landscape presents challenges for public and private entities. Private actors are often faced with conflicting, ambiguous, or altogether absent regulatory frameworks. Is it possible for them to overcome these challenges while delivering the creativity and innovation the marketplace demands? How can government regulators and legislators avoid stifling opportunity, function more efficiently, and enact and enforce sensible and effective regulatory schemes?

Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium, in partnership with the Regulatory Transparency Project, explored these vital questions from both the academic and practical perspectives. The first panel of the symposium focused on the General Data Protection and California Consumer Privacy Act.

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Deep Dive Episode 32 – What to do about Facebook: On Data Privacy and the Future of Tech Regulation

June 7, 2018

Matthew R. A. Heiman (National Security Institute), Thomas Hazlett (Clemson University), Jamil N. Jaffer (National Security Institute), and Megan Stifel (Atlantic Council) discuss Facebook, data privacy, and the future of tech regulation.

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