Telecom Symposium: Bio Of Hal J. Singer

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Hal J. Singer

Hal J. Singer is President of Criterion Economics. His economic areas of expertise are antitrust, industrial organization, and damages. He has applied these skills to several industries, including health care, insurance, the Internet, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, transportation, and video programming.

He is the co-author of the book Broadband in Europe: How Brussels Can Wire the Information Society (Springer 2005), with Dan Maldoom, Richard Marsden, and J. Gregory Sidak. He also has written book chapters, including chapters in Access Pricing: Theory, Practice and Empirical Evidence (Justus Haucap and Ralf Dewenter eds., Elsevier Press 2005) and in Handbook of Research in Trans-Atlantic Antitrust (Philip Marsden, ed. Edward Elgar Publishing 2006).

Dr. Singer has published scholarly articles in several economics and legal journals, including the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Berkeley Technology Law Review, Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Hastings Law Journal, Federal Communications Law Journal, Journal of Business and Finance, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Journal on Industrial Economics, Journal of Insurance Regulation, Journal of Network Industries, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Regulation, Review of Network Economics, Telecommunications Policy Journal, Topics in Economics Analysis and Policy, and Yale Journal on Regulation.

In regulatory proceedings, he has presented economic testimony to the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. He has served as a testifying expert in several litigation matters.

He has prepared several white papers and written testimony for clients, including 1-800 CONTACTS, AT&T, BellSouth, Bell Canada, Coventry First, CTIA, General Motors, Harvest Partners, Internet Innovation Alliance, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, National Association of Broadcasters, Qwest, SBC, TELUS, Verizon, and the Walt Disney Company.

Dr. Singer is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and he has published opinions and articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Canada's National Post and Regulation magazine.

Before joining Criterion, he worked at an internationally recognized consulting firm. In addition, he has worked as an economist for the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers, and he has taught microeconomics and international trade at the undergraduate level.

He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. magna cum laude in economics from Tulane University.

Updated June 25, 2015

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