Hal J. Singer is a principal at Economists Incorporated. He is also a senior fellow at the George Washington’s Institute for Public Policy, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
Dr. Singer is co-author of the e-book The Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21st Century (Brookings Press 2013), and co-author of the book Broadband in Europe: How Brussels Can Wire the Information Society (Kluwer/Springer Press 2005). He has published several book chapters and his articles have appeared in dozens of legal and economic journals.
Dr. Singer has testified before Congress on the interplay between antitrust and sector-specific regulation. His scholarship and testimony have been widely cited by courts and regulatory agencies. In several antitrust cases concerning class certification, the district court’s order favorably cited Dr. Singer’s testimony. In agency reports and orders, his writings have been cited by the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice.
Although his consulting experience spans several industries, Dr. Singer has particular expertise in the media industry. He recently advised the Canadian Competition Bureau on a large vertical merger in the cable television industry. He has served as consultant or testifying expert for several media companies, including Apple, AT&T, Bell Canada, Google, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, NFL Network, Tennis Channel, and Verizon.
Dr. Singer is a frequent speaker and editorial writer. His essays have appeared in several leading newspapers and magazines. Several of his public appearances are available on C-SPAN.
Dr. Singer 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.