Howard Shelanski speaks in a courtroom
Howard Shelanski will speak at UF on Thursday.

PURC hosting faculty seminar with Howard Shelanski

Public Utility Research Center (PURC) is hosting a faculty seminar with Georgetown Law Professor Howard Shelanski, who previously served as Administrator of the White House Office of Information Regulatory Affairs.

The event will take place in the Levin College of Law faculty lounge on March 23 at 12 p.m. It is open for UF faculty and graduate students to attend.

Shelanski will be recognized with the PURC Distinguished Service Award, which honors an individual who has contributed to the understanding of regulatory economics and finance.

“Howard has unique experiences as both an attorney and an economist,” said Dr. Mark Jamison, the Director of the Center. “From working with the Counsel of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration, to being dean of the law school at Berkeley, to being a chief economist at the Federal Trade Commission, to being the regulatory czar in the Obama White House, Howard has developed keen insights into the workings of economics in government and has developed a reputation for being substantive and fair in his work.”

He was nominated to the Administrator of the White House Office of Information Regulatory Affairs position by President Obama in April 2013, and he worked in the position through January 2017. Besides working as a professor of law at Georgetown University, Shelanski is a partner in the law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell.

Shelanski also served as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission, and a Senior Economist to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He also previously served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court.

Shelanski earned his Ph.D. in economics and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. from Haverford College.