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Thomas Hazlett – Rent Seeking for Non-Exclusive Spectrum Rights in the 5.9 GHz Band

Friday, November 12th, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Hybrid

Professor Thomas Hazlett will be discussing “Rent Seeking for Non-Exclusive Spectrum Rights in the 5.9 GHz Band” on Friday, November 12, 2021. Thomas Hazlett is Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics at Clemson University. In Fall 2021, he is also the Dunn Distinguished Visiting Research Professor in Economics at the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University.  He has previously held faculty positions at U.C. Davis, George Mason University, and the Wharton School, and served as Chief Economist of the FCC. He has written widely in economics journals and law reviews, and for such popular outlets as the Wall Street JournalN.Y. TimesSlateThe EconomistReasonThe New RepublicBusiness WeekHarvard Business ReviewBarron’s and the Financial TimesHazlett’s most recent book, The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone (Yale, 2017), was named one of the top tech books of the year by the Consumer Technology Association.  “Given the exciting promise of today’s technology, how did we end up hamstrung by such a backward regulatory regime?  Mr. Hazlett provides a fascinating history.” – Wall St. Journal