The FCC unveiled its National Broadband Plan in 2010—but couldn't stick to it - Thomas Hazlett in The Wall Street Journal Oct 2, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission received a homework assignment in 2009—and an extra $13 million for school supplies. Congress ordered the agency to write a "National Broadband Plan" to stimulate the economy. Continue reading ›

Spinning TV Broadcast Channels into Mobile Gold: Thomas Hazlett in "The Hill" Sep 29, 2017

"The Hill" -- Thomas Hazlett, Spinning TV Broadcast Channels into Mobile Gold Continue reading ›

How Much-Criticized Occupational Licenses May Reduce Pay Inequality - Prof. Peter Blair w/ PhD Candidate Bobby Chung - The Wall Street Journal Aug 14, 2017

New research shows occupational licensing conveys information to employers about skills and criminal records. Continue reading ›

Unlocking the Airwaves - WALL STREET JOURNAL Review of 'The Political Spectrum' (7/17/2017) Jul 17, 2017

In regulating radio, the FCC enacted rules nominally in the public interest, but which actually enriched specific interest groups. Gregory L. Rosston reviews ‘The Political Spectrum’ by Thomas Winslow Hazlett. (7/17/2017) Continue reading ›

Thomas Hazlett's article in Barron's (July 8) Jul 10, 2017

Thomas Hazlett's article in Barron's (July 8) describes the success and failure of the FCC's brave experiment in spectrum allocation, the "Incentive Auction." Continue reading ›

Thomas Hazlett in RealClearMarkets (June 29, 2017) Jul 5, 2017

Ten years ago Apple's iPhone violated "network neutrality." Today it is the consumer product of the century. Continue reading ›

Thomas Hazlett in the Harvard Business Review (June 29, 2017) Jul 5, 2017

The iPhone Turns 10. Herbert Hoover would have crushed it. How spectrum liberalization gave us the smartphone revolution. Continue reading ›

Prof. Tom Hazlett's New Book Featured in Washington Post article - Broadband’s future is in the crosshairs of the FCC’s ‘political spectrum’ Jun 23, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission, once a sleepy regulatory backwater, has become a deeply political agency, governed less by the science of radio waves than by pressure from inside-the-Beltway groups. Continue reading ›

C-SPAN's Brian Lamb Interviews Tom Hazlett Jun 7, 2017

C-SPAN's Brian Lamb Interviews Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor and Director of IEP Continue reading ›

Professor Thomas Hazlett's Book Release May 23, 2017

Professor Hazlett's book "The Political Spectrum: "The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone." was released on May 23, 2017. Continue reading ›

ECU's Michael Scott to receive Teaching Excellence Award May 1, 2017

Dr. Michael Scott, professor of business administration in East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, was selected for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Region 6. 2012 Clemson Graduate Continue reading ›

One size does not fit all: On the heterogeneous impact of free trade agreements - Scott Baier, Yoto Yotov, Thomas Zylkin Apr 28, 2017

This column examines heterogeneity in the effects of free trade agreements. Along with across-agreement heterogeneity, substantial within-agreement heterogeneity is observed. Continue reading ›

Lani Czarniecki, Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for External Affairs

Washington serves as classroom for economics students Mar 28, 2017

What better way to grasp an understanding of economic policy than to rub shoulders with those who influence it at the highest levels of government. Continue reading ›

Clemson Professor to talk on Brexit Mar 6, 2017

Professor Scott Baier will participate in a one-day conference on Brexit on March 8th at the University of Nottingham. Baier will discuss the likely trade and welfare impacts of Brexit and will participate in a panel discussion later in the day. Continue reading ›

Former Clemson graduate student, Anna Chorniy, research recognized by Contemporary Economic Policy Mar 6, 2017

Many have argued that concerns over health insurance reduce labor market mobility in the United States, causing a “job lock” effect. Continue reading ›