Tom Hazlett joins faculty as Macaulay Endowed Professor Jan 31, 2014Tom Hazlett has joined the Economics Faculty as the Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics. Tom comes to us from George Mason University, where he was Professor of Law and Economics and founding director of the Information Economy Project.
Professor Hazlett’s scholarship builds on Nobel Laureate (and honorary Clemson degree holder) Ronald Coase’s analysis of property rights and their application to broadcast spectrum. He has written numerous important papers over several decades which identify the excessive costs of regulations, particulary those imposed by the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to his scholarly work, Tom has contributed to policy debates through testimony to Congress on many occasions, as well as through numerous op-eds on a wide range of economic topics published in Barron’s, The Financial Times, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Video recordings of Tom's interviews with Reason Magazine and Book TV, and his description of "Prof. Coase's Big Joke" provide an opportunity to hear his thoughts on telecomm regulation and what he calls "The Fallacy of Net Neutrality." In addition the current web page for the Information Economy Project (soon to be moved to Clemson) gives you an idea of the scope of activity that Tom will bring to our scholarly community here. Welcome to Clemson, Tom Hazlett!