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.



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

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]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Howard A. Shelanski, Antitrust and Deregulation, 127 Yale L.J. 1922-1960 (2018). [WWW] [W] [L]

Congressional Testimony

Examination of the Effects of Regulatory Policy on the Economy and Business Growth: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Regulatory Aff. & Fed. Mgmt. of the S. Comm. on Homeland Sec. & Governmental Aff., 115th Cong., Sept. 27, 2018 (Statement of Howard A. Shelanski) (CIS-No.: Pending).
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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]