Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet

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At A Glance:

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Biography

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he founded the Center on the Economics of the Internet and helped cofound the Forum for Intellectual Property. He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and president of Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises, an economic consulting firm. He has cofounded various businesses in the communications sector.

Dr. Furchtgott-Roth is the only economist to have served on the Federal Communications Commission. Nominated by President Clinton, he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Previously, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce, where he was one of the principal staff members on legislation that became the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He has testified several times to Congress and has served on federal advisory committees.

Widely recognized as an expert in economics and the communications industry, Dr. Furchtgott-Roth has consulted to scores of different businesses and served on various advisory boards over the past two decades. He is the author or coauthor of four books and many research publications. His hundreds of op-eds and columns have been widely published. He is a member of the Legal Policy Advisory Board for the Washington Legal Foundation.

Dr. Furchtgott-Roth received a PhD in economics from Stanford University and an SB in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Events
24
January 2023
Past Event
The FTC, Labor Markets, and Agency Authority: A Discussion with Maureen Ohlhausen
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Ohlhausen
24
January 2023
Past Event
The FTC, Labor Markets, and Agency Authority: A Discussion with Maureen Ohlhausen

Hudson Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth discusses the recent FTC proposal to ban non-compete clauses in employment contracts with Maureen K. Ohlhausen, partner and section chair of antitrust and competition law at Baker Botts.

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Ohlhausen
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Maureen K. Ohlhausen
15
November 2022
Past Event
How America Should Lead the Way to Good Money
Featured Speakers:
Brendan Brown
Robert Pringle
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Dollar Money Federal Reserve
15
November 2022
Past Event
How America Should Lead the Way to Good Money

The current money regime in the United States and abroad has led to a squandered economic miracle, a global financial crisis, a decade of increasingly severe economic sclerosis, and now the Great Pandemic Inflation that has culminated in the present Great Disinflation.

Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00AM
Dollar Money Federal Reserve
Featured Speakers:
Brendan Brown
Robert Pringle
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
06
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | How (Not) to Regulate Technology: Reflections from FTC Commissioner Phillips
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Noah Phillips
Noah Phillips testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on February 14, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
06
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | How (Not) to Regulate Technology: Reflections from FTC Commissioner Phillips

Please join Hudson Institute Center for the Economics of the Internet Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth for a conversation with Noah Phillips, a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, on the regulation of technology and technology companies at the FTC.

Thursday 6:00 - 7:00AM
Noah Phillips testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on February 14, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Noah Phillips
26
September 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Federal Trade Commission Squashing Small Businesses
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Caleb Kruckenberg
The FTC building on June, 14, 2011, in Washington, DC. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
26
September 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Federal Trade Commission Squashing Small Businesses

For decades, the Federal Trade Commission could, under its interpretation of Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Act, go to court and obtain a court or

Monday 8:00 - 9:00AM
The FTC building on June, 14, 2011, in Washington, DC. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Caleb Kruckenberg
A United Airlines plane flies by a cellular tower as it prepares to land at San Francisco International Airport on January 19, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A United Airlines plane flies by a cellular tower as it prepares to land at San Francisco International Airport on January 19, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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