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Timothy J. Brennan
Senior Fellow
202-328-5084
brennan@rff.org
RESEARCH TOPICS
 
AWARDS
 
McGee Lecturer in Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, March 2000.
 
Who's Who in the East, 1992 - 1995.
 
Department of Justice: Outstanding Performance Ratings, 1980, 1982 - 1985; Meritorious Awards, 1982, 1984; Special Achievement Awards, 1979, 1980; Antitrust Division Award of Merit, 1985.
 
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Graduate Fellowships: Mathematics, 1974 - 1975; Economics, 1976 - 1977; Doctoral Dissertation in Economics, 1977 - 1978.
 
Valedictorian, University of Maryland, 1973.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
 
Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, Quality of the Environment Division, 1997 - present.
 
Lecturer, Microeconomics Refresher Course, World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1999.
 
Senior Economist for Industrial Organization and Regulation, Executive Office of the President, Council of Economic Advisers, 1996 - 1997.
 
Lecturer, Georgetown Univer­sity, Washington Campus Summer MBA Program, "Economic Regulation," Washington, D.C., 1996.
 
Gilbert White Fellow, Resources for the Future, 1995.
 
Lecturer, In­ternational Law Institute, "Regulatory Economics and Telecommunications Policy in Developing Market Economies," Washington, D.C., 1994.
 
Lecturer, United States Telecommunications Training Institute, Washington, D.C., 1989 - 1994.
 
Lecturer and Panelist, Annenberg Washington Program Communications Faculty Work­shops, 1988 - 1990, 1993.
 
Associate Professor of Public Policy, George Washington University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, "Communication, and Eco­nomics," 1986 - 1989.
 
Economist, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1978 - 1986.
 
Lecturer, U.S. Department of Justice, "Introductory and Intermediate Microeconomics for Attorneys in the Antitrust Division," Spring 1981 - Spring 1982.
 
Teaching Assistant, University of Wis­consin, Madison, "Graduate Microeconomic Theory," Spring 1977.
 
Co-teacher, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Institutional Economics," Spring 1977.
 
Leader, Uni­versity of Wisconsin, Madison, "Seminar on Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen's The Entropy Law and The Economic Process," Summer 1977.
 
Research Assistant in Education and Job Migration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty, August 1975 - August 1976.
 
Programmer and Research Assistant in Plasma Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics, October 1970 - Au­gust 1974.
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
Committee Memberships:
 
American Economic Association
American Philosophical Association
American Bar Association (associate member)
American Law and Economics Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Industrial Organization Society
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Broadcast Education Association
Association for Social Economics
Society for Philosophy and Public Policy
History of Economics Society
Association for Evolutionary Economics
Southern Economic Association
Washington Area Music Association
 
Professional Associations:
 
American Economic Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management American Bar Association (Antitrust Section)
Industrial Organization Society
International Telecommunications Society
Southern Economic Association
Eastern Economic Association
Association for Social Economics
History of Economics Society
Association for Evolutionary Economics
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Association for Institutional Thought
 
Lecturer:
 
McGee Lecturer in Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, March 1, 2001.
 
 
Editorial Activities:
 
Editorial Board, Communication Law and Policy
Editorial Board, Information Economics and Policy
 
 
Reviewer:
 
Reviewer and Contributor, Office of Technology Assessment reports: Copyright and Home Copying, 1989; Global Standards, 1992.
 
Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation Programs in Economic, Ethics and Value Studies, and Law and Social Policy, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000.
 
Report Reviewer, National Research Council, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, 1999.
 
Proposal Reviewer, Smith Richardson Foundation, 1998.
 
Journal Referee:
 
American Economic Review
Journal of Political Economy
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Economics and Philosophy
RAND Journal of Economics
Journal of Regulatory Economics
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Journal of Industrial Economics
Review of Industrial Organization
Economic Inquiry
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management International Journal of the Economics of Business
Journal of Theoretical Politics
Contemporary Policy Issues
Land Economics
Resource and Energy Economics
Southern Economic Journal
Information Economics and Policy
Management Science
Journal of Communication
Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Communication Law and Policy
Review of Social Economy
Research in Law and Economics
Journal of Economic Issues
Eastern Economic Review
Government and Policy
Growth and Change
Scottish Journal of Political Economy
Regulation
Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology
Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie
Cambridge University Press
University of Minnesota Press
MIT Press
University of Michigan Press
 
 
Presentations:
 
(Government Agencies)
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Federal Communications Commission
U.S. Congress (staff)
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Office of Technology Assessment
Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications
Industry Canada - Competition Bureau
Mexico Secretariat for Communication and Transport
Mexico Competition Commission
 
(Institutional)
National Research Council
World Bank
Brookings Institution
American Bar Association
Telecommunications Policy Research Conferences International Communications Forecasting Conference Resources for the Future
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs
International Association of Energy Economists
Economists Inc.
TransAlta Corporation
 
(Academic)
Harvard University (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School)
University of Pennsylvania (Department of Economics, Annenberg School for Communication)
Northwestern University (Department of Communication Studies, Annenberg Washington Program)
Columbia University (Institute for TeleInformation)
University of California-Berkeley (UC Energy Institute) Vanderbilt University (Owen School of Business, Department of Economics)
University of Edmonton (School of Business)
University of Calgary (Van Horne Institute, Department of Economics)
University of Southern California (Annenberg School for Communication)
Rutgers University (Advanced Workshops in Regulation and Public Utility Economics)
Georgetown University Law Center (Law and Economics Workshop)
George Mason University (Center for Public Choice)
Johns Hopkins University (Center for Population Studies)
City University of New York (Baruch College School of Public Affairs)
University of California-Davis (Institute of Government Affairs)
Penn State (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)
University of Delaware (Center for the Study of Values) University of Maryland School of Law
George Washington University (School of Law, Public Policy Institute, Department of Economics)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Louisiana State University
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Baltimore County
 
PUBLIC SERVICE
 
"Amendment of Part 76 of the Commission's Rules Concerning Carriage of Television Broadcast Signals by Cable Television Systems," (MM Docket No. 85-349). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Broadcasting, January 30, 1986.
 
 "Multiple Ownership of AM, FM, and Television Broadcast Stations," (Gen. Docket No. 83-1009). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Broadcasting, January 19, 1984. (Reply comments, February 21, 1984.)
 
 "Regional Concentration of Control Provisions of the Commission's Multiple Ownership Rules," (MM Docket No. 84-19). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Broadcasting, February 21, 1984.
 
 "Long-Run Regulation of AT&T's Basic Domestic Interstate Services," (CC Docket No. 83-1147). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Common Carrier, April 2, 1984. (Reply comments, June 4, 1984.)
 
 "Amendment of the Financial Interest and Syndication Rule," (BC Docket No. 82-345).  Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Broadcasting, January 26, 1983. (Reply comments, April 26, 1983; Comments on FCC Tentative Decision, September 20, 1983.)
 
"Policy and Rules Concerning the Furnishing of Customer Premises Equipment, Enhanced Services, and Cellular Communications Services by the Bell Operating Companies," (CC Docket No. 83-115). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Common Carrier, April 25, 1983.
 
"MTS and WATS Market Structure," (CC Docket No. 78-72). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Common Carrier, August 6, 1982. (Reply comments, September 13, 1982.)
 
"Amendment of the Commission's Rules and Regulations Relative to Elimination of the Prohibition on Common Ownership of Cable Television Systems and National Television Networks," (CT Docket No. 82-434). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Broadcasting, November 29, 1982.
 
"An Inquiry Into the Future Role of Low Power Television Broadcasting and Television Translators in the National Telecommunications System," (Docket No. 78-253). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Broadcasting, March 2, 1981.
 
"Proposed Methodology for Commission Consideration of Findings Under Section 9(c) of the Consumer Product Safety Act." Delivered to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, March 24, 1981.
 
"Elimination of Telephone Company-Cable Television Cross Ownership Rules for Rural Areas," (Docket No. 80-767). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Common Carrier, April 6, 1981.
 
"An Inquiry into the Use of the Bands 825-845 MHz and 870-890 MHz for Cellular Communications Systems; and Amendment of Parts 2 and 22 of the Commission's Rules Relative to Cellular Communications Systems," (CC Docket No. 79-318). Delivered to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Re: Common Carrier, June 19, 1981. 
 
"Alaska North Slope Crude Oil Entitlements," (Docket No. ERA-R-80-09). Delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Economic Regulatory Administration, June 13, 1980.
 
"Gasohol Pricing and Allocation," (Docket No. ERA-R-80-11). Delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Economic Regulatory Administration, July 21, 1980.
 
"Motor Gasoline Allocation Revision and Mandatory Petroleum Price Regulations, Equal Application Rule," (Docket Nos. ERA-R-80-16 and ERA-R-80-20). Delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Economic Regulatory Administration, September 10, 1980.
 
"Domestic Crude Oil Entitlements," (Docket No. ERA-R-80-36). Delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Economic Regulatory Administration, December 30, 1980.
 
"Trans-Alaska Pipeline System," (Docket No. OR78-1). Delivered to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, July 9, 1979; May 1, 1980; June 2, 1980. (a. Supplemental Reply Brief of U.S. Dept. of Justice on Capital Structure, Rate of Return, Taxes, and Tariff, July 9, 1979; b. Supplemental Initial Brief on Exceptions of U.S. Dept. of Justice on Risk, Rate of Return, Taxes, and Tariff, May 1, 1980; c. Supplemental Reply Brief on Exceptions of U.S. Dept. of Justice, June 2, 1980.)
 
 
Panels, Workshops and Symposiums:
 
Panelist, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Broadband Forum, Oct. 12, 2001.
 
EPCOR Distinguished Lecturer, Oct. 4, 2001.
 
Advisory Committee, Retail Electricity Deregulation Index, Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets, 2000 - 2001.
 
Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commission "Connecting the Globe" Project, 2000.
 
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Uniform Business Practices Workshop, March 3 - 4, 2000.
 
Interviewee, California electricity deregulation, TV2/Danmark, Feb. 7, 2001.
 
Interviewee, De Zeit, Jan. 25, 2001.
 
Interviewee, U.S. telecommunications policy, China Television (Taiwan), Jun. 25, 1998.
 
Presenter, "Overview of Electricity Competition Policy Issues," League of Women Voters, Vineyard Haven, MA, Sep. 21, 1997.
 
Organizing Committee, Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, 1994 - 1996.
 
Advisor, Mexcio Secretariat for Communications and Transport and Mexico Competition Commission, Mexico City, Mexico, August 29 - 30, 1995.
 
Advisory Panel, Office of Technology Assessment, Wireless Technologies and the National Information Infrastructure, 1994 - 1995.
 
Advisory Panel, Rights for Electronic Access To and Delivery of Information (READI) Pro­gram, Coali­tion for Networked Information, 1993 - 1995.
 
Advisor, Slovak Antimonopoly Office, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, July 12 - 13, 1993.
 
Socioeconomics Grant Review Panel, Environmental Protection Agency, 1992 - 1994.
 
Panelist, Pro & Con, WHMM-TV, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1989.
 
Selection Committee, Rockefeller Prize for Non-Academically Affiliated Philosophers, American Philo­sophical Association, 1987, Chair, 1988.
 
Workshop on Ethics and Public Policy, Washington College, Summer 1980.
 
Featured Publications
Catalysts for Conservation: Exploring Behavioral Science Insights for Natural Resource Investments
P. Lynn Scarlett, James W. Boyd, Anna Brittain, Leonard A. Shabman, Timothy J. Brennan
RFF Report | September 2013
 
The Best of Common Resources
Nathan Richardson, Alan J. Krupnick, Daniel F. Morris, Hal Gordon, Clayton Munnings, Heather L. Ross, Raymond J. Kopp, Timothy J. Brennan, Margaret A. Walls, James W. Boyd
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Considering a US Carbon Tax: Frequently Asked Questions
Joseph E. Aldy, Timothy J. Brennan, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Carolyn Fischer, Robert Kopp, Molly K. Macauley, Richard D. Morgenstern, Daniel F. Morris, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Nathan Richardson, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Holding Distribution Utilities Liable for Outage Costs: An Economic Look
Timothy J. Brennan
RFF Discussion Paper 13-16 | July 2013
 
Inside RFF: A Look at What's Happening
Timothy J. Brennan, P. Lynn Scarlett, Molly K. Macauley
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Inside RFF
Jintao Xu, Karen L. Palmer, Sheila M. Olmstead, Richard D. Morgenstern, Allen Blackman, Juha V. Siikamäki, Timothy J. Brennan, P. Lynn Scarlett, James N. Sanchirico, Yusuke Kuwayama , Antung Anthony Liu, C. Boyden Gray
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
Prizes, Patents and Technology Procurement: A Proposed Analytical Framework
Timothy J. Brennan, Molly K. Macauley, Kate Whitefoot
RFF Discussion Paper 11-21-REV | December 2012
 
Putting a Floor on Energy Savings: Comparing State Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Karen L. Palmer, Samuel Grausz, Blair Beasley, Timothy J. Brennan
RFF Discussion Paper 12-11 | February 2012
 
Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: Economics and Policy
Timothy J. Brennan, Karen L. Palmer
RFF Discussion Paper 12-10 | February 2012
 
The Supply Chain and Industrial Organization of Rare Earth Materials: Implications for the U.S. Wind Energy Sector
Jhih-Shyang Shih, Joshua Linn, Timothy J. Brennan, Joel Darmstadter, Molly K. Macauley, Louis Preonas
RFF Report | February 2012
 
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