Brought to you by Notre Dame's School of Business and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd.
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Date: Wednesday 7 August 2019
Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia,
Tannock Hall of Education (ND4), Corner of Cliff & Croke Streets, Fremantle
Free public lectures – all welcome.
Thomas Hazlett holds the H.H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics at Clemson, conducting research in the field of Law and Economics. He specialises in the Information Economy, including the analysis of markets and regulation in telecommunications, media, and the internet. Professor Hazlett served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission, and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Davis, Columbia University, the Wharton School, and George Mason University School of Law. His research has appeared in academic publications such as the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Rand Journal of Economics. He has published articles in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Columbia Law Review, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He also writes for popular periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reason, The New Republic, The Economist, Slate, and the Financial Times, where he was a columnist on technology policy issues between 2002-2011. Professor Hazlett serves as Director of the Information Economy Project at Clemson University. He has provided expert testimony to federal and state courts, regulatory agencies, committees of Congress, foreign governments, and international organizations. His latest book, THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone, was published by Yale University Press in 2017.
In his lifetime, Lang Hancock made a massive contribution towards enabling the northwest to become another Ruhr – with the discovery of thousands of millions of tons of high-grade iron ore and a host of other minerals. Hancock spoke out many times in the 1960’s and 1970’s against the direction he felt Australia was taking and brought speakers from around the world to present free enterprise ideas from successful economies to “wake up Australia”. His vision and forward-thinking drove the powerful push for economic development in the Pilbara, and his ideal of free enterprise in Australian society has become the impetus for a series of annual lectures named in his honour.
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