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Regulatory expert Robert Crandall spoke at Clemson Oct. 31

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Rick Uhlmann, College of Business

October 21, 2016

Deregulation would unleash efficiencies and enhance U.S. spending and productivity growth, according to Robert Crandall, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, who delivered the Tullock Lecture at Clemson University on Oct. 31.

Robert-Crandall

Crandall, a renowned author and expert on the economics of government regulation, will spoke from 4-5:30 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium of Tillman Hall. The Tullock Lecture on Big Ideas about Information is sponsored by the Information Economy Project.

Crandall, whose current research focuses on telecommunications policy, will review evidence showing how complex and costly health, safety and environmental regulation is thwarting job and income gains, while producing fewer benefits than are possible with better-crafted rules. He advocates for market-based incentives, including an approach that would replace the EPA’s Clean Power Plan with a carbon tax.

Crandall holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he taught economics. He has also taught at MIT, Maryland, George Washington University and Stanford. He is the author of several books including, with Cliff Winston and Vikram Maheshri, First Thing We Do: Let’s Deregulate All the Lawyers (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2011).

A reception and refreshments followed the lecture.

For more information, contact Kyra Palange at kpalang@g.clemson.edu .

Oct. 31, 2016 - Robert Crandall, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution spoke at Tillman Hall on "Regulation, Deregulation, and the Information Economy". sponsored by the Information Economy Project

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Dr. Thomas W. Hazlett, Director

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Director, Information Economy Project and Professor of Economics, Clemson University, 864-656-3430, hazlett@clemson.edu.

Thomas W. Hazlett is Professor of Economics and serves as Director of the Information Economy Project at Clemson University.  From 2002 to 2011 he was a columnist for the New Technology Policy Forum hosted by the Financial Times.  Prof. Hazlett previously held faculty appointments at George Mason University, the University of California at Davis, Columbia University, and the Wharton School, and in 1991-92 served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission.  For full dossier, please visit http://people.clemson.edu/~hazlett/.