Matthew L. Spitzer

Spitzer, Matthew L.

Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor
Director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth

Phone: (312) 503- 8434
E-mail: matthew.spitzer@law.northwestern.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)



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Matthew L. Spitzer rejoined the Northwestern University School of Law faculty in July 2013 as the Director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth and as the Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor of Law.  Professor Spitzer started his career at Northwestern Law as an Assistant Professor of Law from 1979 to 1981.  Prior to rejoining Northwestern Professor Spitzer was on both the faculties of Law and Business at the University of Texas since July 2010. At the University of Texas he served as Director of the Massey Prize in Law, Innovation and Capital Markets and also as the Director of the Center for Law, Business and Economics. Prior to that Professor Spitzer was Professor of Social Science at Caltech and Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. From 2000 to 2006 Professor Spitzer served as the Dean of the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California.

Professor Spitzer’s publications are in administrative law, telecommunications regulation, judicial politics, and law and economics.  He tends to teach courses that correspond to these topics.  Over the past several years he has taught Telecommunications Regulation, Regulatory Policy and Administrative Law; Business, Government and Public Policy; and Business, Law and Policy.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Telecommunications
  • Administrative Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Judicial Politics

Selected Publications

  • What’s Age Got To Do With It? Supreme Court Appointees and the Long Run Location of the Supreme Court Median Justice in arizona state law journal (forthcoming 2014). (with Jonathan Katz)
  • The Enduring Power of Coase in 54 journal of law and economics 563-576 (2011). (with Elizabeth Hoffman)
  • Left, Right and Center: Strategic Information Acquisition and Mixed Judicial Panels in journal of law and economics (forthcoming 2013). (with Eric Talley)
  • Television Mergers and Diversity in Small Markets in 6 journal of competition law and economics 705-770 (2010).
  • Advanced Wireless Technologies and Public Policy in 79 southern california law review 595 (2006). (with Thomas Hazlett)

Education

  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • JD, University of Southern California
  • PhD, California Institute of Technology

Prior Appointments

  • Professor of Law and Professor of Business, University of Texas
  • Professor of Law and Social Science, California Institute of Technology
  • Dean and Professor of Law, University of Southern California
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law