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Howard Shelanski

Professor of Law

B.A., Haverford College; J.D., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise:

Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications and Technology Law, Contracts, Law and Economics

Howard Shelanski received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley in 1993. After graduating from...

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Howard Shelanski received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley in 1993. After graduating from law school he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, and Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Professor Shelanski practiced law with the Washington, D.C. firm of Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd & Evans before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1997, where he remained until coming to Georgetown in 2011.

Professor Shelanski has taken leave from teaching to work in government on several occasions. Since July 2012, he has been on leave from Georgetown to serve as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, where he previously served as Deputy Director from 2009-2011. From 1999-2000 he was Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and from 1998-1999 he served as a Senior Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers at the White House.

Professor Shelanski's teaching and research focus on antitrust, regulation, and telecommunications policy. In 2004, he received  Berkeley Law's Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction. A selection of his recent scholarship can be found by clicking the scholarship and publications link on this page.

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Howard A. Shelanski & Ioannis Kokkoris, EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Howard A. Shelanski, Information, Innovation, and Competition Policy for the Internet, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1663-1705 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Howard A. Shelanski, Efficiency Claims and Antitrust Enforcement, in The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics 451-465 (Roger D. Blair & D. Daniel Sokol eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2015).    [BOOK]
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All Scholarship 2000 - Present

Books

  • Howard A. Shelanski & Ioannis Kokkoris, EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Antitrust and Regulation in the E.U. and U.S.: Legal and Economic Perspectives (Howard A. Shelanski & François Lévêque eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, E. Thomas Sullivan & Herbert Hovenhamp, Antitrust Law, Policy, and Procedure: Cases, Materials, Problems (Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis 6th ed. 2009).   
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Stuart Minor Benjamin, Douglas Gary Lichtman & Philip J. Weiser, Telecommunications Law and Policy (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2d ed. 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Antitrust, Patents and Copyright: EU and US Perspectives (Howard A. Shelanski & François Lévêque eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Merger Remedies in American and European Union Competition Law (Howard A. Shelanski & François Lévêque eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Stuart Minor Benjamin & Douglas Gary Lichtman, Telecommunications Law and Policy (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2001 & Supp. 2003).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Howard A. Shelanski, Information, Innovation, and Competition Policy for the Internet, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1663-1705 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Justice Breyer, Professor Kahn, and Antitrust Enforcement in Regulated Industries, 100 Cal. L. Rev. 487-517 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, The Case for Rebalancing Antitrust and Regulation, 109 Mich. L. Rev. 683-732 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Enforcing Competition During an Economic Crisis, 77 Antitrust L.J. 229-245 (2010).    [W]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Unilateral Refusals to Deal in Intellectual and Other Property, 76 Antitrust L.J. 369-395 (2009).    [W]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Adjusting Regulation to Competition: Toward a New Model for U.S. Telecommunications Policy, 24 Yale J. on Reg. 55-105 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Howard A. Shelanski & Michael L. Katz, Merger Analysis and the Treatment of Uncertainty: Should We Expect Better, 74 Antitrust L.J. 537-574 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Howard A. Shelanski & Michael L. Katz, Mergers and Innovation, 74 Antitrust L.J. 1-85 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Network Neutrality: Regulating with More Questions Than Answers, 6 J. on Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 23-40 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Antitrust Law as Mass Media Regulation: Can Merger Standards Protect the Public Interest, 94 Cal. L. Rev. 371-421 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Howard A. Shelanski & Michael L. Katz, Merger Policy and Innovation: Must Enforcement Change to Account for Technological Change?, 5 Innovation Pol'y & Econ. 109-165 (2005).   
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Competition Policy for Mobile Broadband Networks, 3 J. on Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 97-119 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Transaction-Level Determinants of Transfer-Pricing Policy: Evidence from the High-Technology Sector, 13 Indus. & Corp. Change 953-966 (2004).   
  • Howard A. Shelanski, From Sector-Specific Regulation to Antitrust Law for U.S. Telecommunications: The Prospects for Transition, 26 Telecomm. Pol'y 335-355 (2002).   
  • Howard A. Shelanski & J. Gregory Sidak, Antitrust Divestiture in Network Industries, 68 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1-100 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Competition and Deployment of New Technology in U.S. Telecommunications, 2000 U. Chi. Legal F. 85-118.    [HEIN] [W]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Speech: Regulating at the Technological Edge: New Challenges for the F.C.C., 2000 L. Rev. M.S.U.-D.C.L. 3-7.    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Howard A. Shelanski, Efficiency Claims and Antitrust Enforcement, in The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics 451-465 (Roger D. Blair & D. Daniel Sokol eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Vertical Relations and 'Neutrality' in Broadband Communications: Neither Market nor Hierarchy?, in Regulation, Deregulation, Reregulation: Institutional Perspectives 151-169 (Claude Ménard & Michel Ghertman eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Howard A. Shelanski & Gilles Le Blanc, Telecommunications Mergers in the EU and US: A Comparative Institutional Analysis, in Merger Remedies in American and European Union Competition Law 172-207 (Howard A. Shelanski & François Lévêque eds., Northhampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Howard A. Shelanski, Competition and Regulation in Broadband Communications, in Broadband: Should We Regulate High-Speed Internet Access? 157-196 (Robert W. Crandall & James H. Alleman eds., D.C.: AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies 2002).    [BOOK]

Congressional Testimony

  • A More Efficient and Effective Government: Improving the Regulatory Framework: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Efficiency & Effectiveness of Fed. Programs & the Fed. Workforce of the S. Comm. on Homeland Sec. & Governmental Affairs, 113th Cong., Mar. 11, 2014 (Statement of Howard A. Shelanski) (CIS-No.: 2014-S481-31).    [WWW]
  • Nomination of Howard A. Shelanski To Be Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Homeland Sec. & Governmental Aff., 113th Cong., June 12, 2013 (Statement of Howard Shelanski) (CIS-No.: 2014-S481-6).    [WWW]
  • Reducing Red Tape: The New OIRA Administrator's Perspective: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Small Bus., 113th Cong., July 24, 2013 (Statement of Howard Shelanski) (CIS-No.: 2013-H721-59).    [WWW]
  • The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Federal Regulations and Regulatory Reform: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Sept. 30, 2013 (Statement of Howard A. Shelanski) (CIS-No.: 2014-H521-10).    [WWW]
  • Is There Life After Trinko and Credit Suisse?: The Role of Antitrust in Regulated Industries: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts & Competition Policy of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 111th Cong., June 15, 2010 (Statement of Howard A. Shelanski) (CIS-No.: 2011-H521-34).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Howard A. Shelanski & Michael L. Katz, 'Schumpeterian' Competition and Antitrust Policy in High-Tech Markets, 14 Competition 47 (2005).    [SSRN]
Recent scholarship

In the News

Professor Howard Shelanski was a speaker at the Telecommunications Policy Conference hosted by the Free State Foundation on May 31, 2017, coverage CSPAN, Topic: Discussion on Telecommunications regulations and expected Federal Communications Commission changes under new chair Ajit Pai.

"Comcast, AT&T Officials Back Certain Net Neutrality Rules; Paid Prioritization Stickier," coverage in Communications Daily, May 31, 2017, quoting Professor Howard Shelanski.

"White House regulatory affairs administrator Shelanski to present Law School’s Boden Lecture," coverage in Urban Milwaukee, September 12, 2016, announcing  Boden Lecture by Professor Howard A. Shelanski at Marquette Law School.

"Antitrust Agencies Right to Expand Scrutiny of Patent Transfers and Acquisitions," a piece in Huffington Post, October 23, 2012, featuring Professor Howard Shelanski and the Georgetown Law global antitrust enforcement symposium

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Professor Howard Shelanski was a speaker at the Telecommunications Policy Conference hosted by the Free State Foundation on May 31, 2017, coverage CSPAN, Topic: Discussion on Telecommunications regulations and expected Federal Communications Commission changes under new chair Ajit Pai.

"Comcast, AT&T Officials Back Certain Net Neutrality Rules; Paid Prioritization Stickier," coverage in Communications Daily, May 31, 2017, quoting Professor Howard Shelanski.

"White House regulatory affairs administrator Shelanski to present Law School’s Boden Lecture," coverage in Urban Milwaukee, September 12, 2016, announcing  Boden Lecture by Professor Howard A. Shelanski at Marquette Law School.

"Antitrust Agencies Right to Expand Scrutiny of Patent Transfers and Acquisitions," a piece in Huffington Post, October 23, 2012, featuring Professor Howard Shelanski and the Georgetown Law global antitrust enforcement symposium

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