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Chunrong Ai

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Primary Research Areas: Industrial Organization, Regulation, Econometrics
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Professor Ai received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. After serving on the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Professor Ai joined the Florida faculty as an assistant professor in 1994. He was awarded tenure in 1998, and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2006. Professor Ai has also served as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Ai conducts both theoretical and applied econometric research, and is widely published in the leading journals in econometrics. His applied research includes an examination of the effects of incentive regulation in the United States’ telecommunications industry, estimation of the demand for housing by elderly citizens, and an analysis of the impact of international students on economic growth.

Sanford Berg

Primary Research Areas: Regulation
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Sanford Berg received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1970, and now serves as the Florida Public Utilities Professor and a University Distinguished Service Professor. Professor Berg is also the Director of Water Studies for the Public Utility Research Center, where he conducts research and organizes conferences and workshops on regulatory issues. Professor Berg has served as a consultant to various private and public organizations. He has also published widely on business and economics topics, including utility benchmarking, rate design, and the determinants of innovative activity. He is the co-author of several books, including Natural Monopoly Regulation: Principles and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Roger Blair

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Primary Research Areas: Antitrust
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Roger Blair received his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 1968. He is now the Huber Hurst Professor of Business and Legal Studies. Professor Blair joined Florida's faculty in 1970 following two years of military service. He has been a Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Washington University, and a Visiting Professor at the University of California - Berkeley and at the University of Hawaii. Professor Blair's research focuses on antitrust economics. He has more than 170 professional publications, including books entitled Law and Economics of Vertical Integration and Control, Antitrust Economics; Monopsony: Antitrust Law and Economics; The Economics of Franchising; and Intellectual Property: Legal and Economic Dimensions of Rights and Rewards. Professor Blair currently serves as the Economics Editor of The Antitrust Bulletin.

Elias Dinopoulos

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Primary Research Areas: International Trade
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Elias Dinopoulos received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 1985. Before joining the Florida faculty in 1988, Professor Dinopoulos served on the faculties of Michigan State University and Brown University. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary fund, and the Greek government. His recent research examines the causes and effects of trade policies, and the effects of new products and processes on national and global growth. Professor Dinopoulos has published widely in the international economics literature, and is one of two recipients of the 1994 bi-annual Schumpeter prize, which is awarded by the International Joseph Schumpeter Society and Wirtschafts Woche, the German business magazine. Professor Dinopoulos also serves as a co-editor in the Review of Development Economics and in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Sarah Hamersma

Primary Research Areas: Health Care, Poverty, Tax Policy
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Sarah Hamersma received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2004, the same year she joined the University of Florida faculty. Professor Hamersma's research analyzes public programs to alleviate poverty. Her work is primarily empirical, using both public-use national data and state administrative records. Her recent work examines the relationship between AFDC (welfare) and out-of-wedlock births and the effects of federal tax subsidies to employers who hire disadvantaged workers. Professor Hamersma is also analyzing the work-hours requirements of employer subsidy programs and the effect of Medicaid earnings limits on hours of work.

Jonathon Hamilton

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Primary Research Areas: Tax Policy
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Jonathan Hamilton is the R. Perry Franksland Professor of Economics. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982. Since coming to Florida in 1984, he has held visiting appointments at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), Duke University, the Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (Barcelona, Spain), and the University of Virginia. Professor Hamilton's research in public economics focuses on several dimensions of tax competition in federations, including the effects of different tax principles in cross-border transactions. Professor Hamilton previously served as editor of the Southern Economics Journal and an associate editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics."

Mark A. Jamison

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Primary Research Areas: Regulation
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Dr. Mark A. Jamison is the Director of the Public Utility Research Center (PURC). He is also Director of Telecommunications Studies at PURC. Before joining the PURC staff in 1996, Dr. Jamison was a manager at Sprint Communications and the Head of Research at the Iowa Utilities Board. Dr. Jamison is widely published in the areas of regulation, industrial organization, and telecommunications policy. His current research focuses on the design and implementation of network interconnection agreements, global alliances, and global competition.

Lawrence Kenny

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Primary Research Areas: Education Policy
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Larry Kenny received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1977. He joined the Florida faculty in 1975, and has served the Department as Chairman from 1991 until 1997. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Kenny has published widely on many public policy issues, examining the determinants and effects of term limits, explaining the voting behavior of legislators, estimating the impact of voting rights legislation, and examining how U.S. inflation and tax policies are determined. Professor Kenny has also investigated the decline in the number of school districts, economies of scale in schooling, geographical differences in teacher salaries, private schooling, and the effects of competition and government intervention on school efficiency.

Robert Lanzillotti

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Email (robert.lanzillotti at warrington.ufl.edu)
Primary Research Areas: Antitrust
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Robert Lanzillotti received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1953, and now holds the Eminent Scholar Chair in American Economic Institutions, serves as the Director of the Public Policy Research Center, and is Dean Emeritus of the Warrington College of Business Administration. Before joining the Florida faculty in 1969, Professor Lanzillotti held various appointments at Michigan State University, the Brookings Institution, Cornell University, NATO, and the U.S. Price Commission (a Presidential appointment). Professor Lanzillotti has served as chairman of the economic advisory board to Governors Askew and Graham. He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Attorney General on antitrust matters, and has testified frequently before U.S. Senate and House committees. Dr. Lanzillotti has served as a director of many financial institutions and industrial companies, as education advisor to the United Arab Emirates, and as a consultant to various financial institutions, the Attorney Generals of ten states, and major law firms.

Richard Romano

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Primary Research Areas: Education Policy
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Richard Romano received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982, and joined the Florida faculty that year. He was appointed Gerald L. Gunter Professor of Economics in 1997 and currently holds a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. He has also served as a Visiting Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University and at the University of British Columbia. Professor Romano has published numerous articles on a variety of public policy issues, including government policy toward research and development, and antitrust policy. His current research is focused on education policy, including exploration of voucher and school-choice policies and alternative approaches to school finance. This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Professor Romano has served as a member of the American Economic Review's editorial board, and is currently on the editorial boards of the Volume of Public Economic Theory and Education Finance and Policy.

David Sappington

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Primary Research Areas: Regulation and Health Economics
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David Sappington received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1980. He now holds the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Economics. Before joining the Department in 1990, Professor Sappington served on the technical staff of Bell Communications Research and on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan. He has also served as the Chief Economist at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Professor Sappington's research is focused on the design of regulatory policy in the telecommunications and health care industries. He has published widely on these subjects, and has advised a variety of firms and regulatory bodies. Professor Sappington currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Rand Journal of Economics, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

Daniel Sokol

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Primary Research Areas: Antitrust, Industrial Organization, and Health Care
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Dr. Daniel Sokol is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is co-editor of the Global Competition Law and Economics book series (Stanford University Press) and of the Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He also is editor of the Antitrust and Competition Policy Blog. His work has been published in law reviews and peer-reviewed publications and spans antitrust topics including: mergers, cartels, monopolization, institutional design, capacity building, government restraints and comparative and international antitrust issues. Professor Sokol has provided technical assistance and capacity building to antitrust agencies and utilities regulators from around the world. He is also a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network for several working groups. At the College of Law, Sokol has taught Antitrust-Intellectual Property, Antitrust-Mergers, and Antitrust-Health Care.

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