History shows the repeal of net neutrality — the FCC rule requiring internet providers to give equal access to content, regardless of the source — may benefit consumers in the end, said Clemson University economics professor Thomas Hazlett, who is a former chief economist for the FCC.
Economist and long-time advocate for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system, Dorothy Robyn, will speak at Clemson University on Feb. 27. Robyn is a senior fellow at Boston University, a contributor to the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institutions, and held top policy positions in the Clinton and Obama administrations. She will deliver her […]
Ideas have enriched the world, enabling progress and disrupting history, according to economist and historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, who will speak at Clemson University on Monday, Oct. 30, as part of the John E. Walker Department of Economics Tullock Lecture series. A distinguished professor of economics and history, emeritus, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, […]
Clemson University’s John E. Walker Department of Economics and the Information Economy Project will present a night with John Bloom, award-winning investigative reporter, author and film critic, on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Bloom will discuss his book, “Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story,” at 5 p.m., at Greenville ONE, followed by a Q&A and reception. The event […]
The John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University has an endowed chair, thanks to the generosity of friends of the late Hugh Macaulay, an esteemed professor in economics at Clemson from 1949 to 1983. The endowed chair in the College of Business is named after Dr. Hugh Macaulay, whose career at Clemson spanned […]
As a former chief economist for the Federal Communications Commission, Thomas Hazlett witnessed the good, bad and ugly of the agency that regulates our nation’s airwaves.
The internet has evolved to deliver a huge increase in connectedness – a person logging on in Timbuktu can quickly find, and easily communicate with, someone with a common interest in Des Moines, Tokyo, or Seville. That’s the idea, anyway. But many pundits and policymakers say the friendly and efficient ecosystem is under siege. Their […]
Renowned economist and futurist Robin Hanson will speak on the future of artificial intelligence, describing a 22nd century scenario where robots “rule the earth,” in an upcoming Tullock Lecture, sponsored by the Information Economy Project (IEP) in Clemson University’s College of Business. The lecture is Monday, Feb. 27, 5-6:30 p.m., in 382 Sirrine Hall. Hanson, […]
Distinguished economist and 2002 Nobel Prize winner Vernon L. Smith will speak at Clemson University on Oct. 5 as part of The Big Ideas about Information Lecture Series, sponsored by the Information Economy Project. The event is free and open to the public. Smith will speak in 100 Brackett Hall from 4-5:30 p.m., with a […]
Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua D. Wright will speak at Clemson University at 4 p.m. Thursday. Sponsored by the Clemson Information Economy Project, the lecture and question-and-answer session will be held at 100 Holtzendorff Hall and is open to the public.
Clemson University economics professor Thomas Hazlett will participate Thursday on a Federal Communications Commission panel on the “Economics of Broadband: Market Successes and Market Failures.”