Christopher KoopmanSenior Director of Strategy and Research
    Christopher Koopman
    Senior Director of Strategy and Research

    The Center for Growth and Opportunity
    at Utah State University

    Bio

    Christopher Koopman is the Senior Director of Strategy and Research at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He specializes in regulation, competition, and innovation. His research and commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg, and NPR. He is also a contributor at The Hill, and was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2016 for law and policy.

    Prior to joining the Center for Growth and Opportunity, Koopman was a senior research fellow and director of the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is currently a Senior Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center and a member of the IT & Emerging Technology Working Group at the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

    Education
    • LL.M, Law and Economics, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
    • JD, cum laude, Ave Maria School of Law
    • BA,  Hanover College
    Bio

    Christopher Koopman is the Senior Director of Strategy and Research at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He specializes in regulation, competition, and innovation. His research and commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg, and NPR. He is also a contributor at The Hill, and was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2016 for law and policy.

    Prior to joining the Center for Growth and Opportunity, Koopman was a senior research fellow and directed of the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is currently a Senior Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center and a member of the IT & Emerging Technology Working Group at the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

    Education
    • LL.M, Law and Economics, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
    • JD, cum laude, Ave Maria School of Law
    • BA,  Hanover College
    Research Interests

    Innovation Emerging Technology
    Regulation Competition Policy

    Working Papers

    Taxis, Taxis and Governance in the Vehicles-For-Hire Industry

    The growth of the sharing economy has challenged not only traditional regulatory approaches but also traditional notions about how regulations are made and enforced. This paper uses the overlapping regulatory approaches in the vehicle-for-hire industry to create a taxonomy for better understanding regulation that accounts for both public and private enforcement as well as those regulations that are both planned and emergent.

    Selected Academic Publications

    The Changing of the Guard: The Political Economy of Administrative Bloat in American Higher Education (with Todd Zywicki), in Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes For, America’s Broken Ivory Tower (forthcoming 2018)

    The FCC’s Transaction Reviews, First Amendment Risks, and the Rule of Law, 39 Regulation 38 (2016-2017)

    How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the “Lemons Problems” (with Adam Thierer, Anne Hobson, and Chris Kuiper), 70 University of Miami Law Review 830 (2016)

    FCC Transaction Reviews and First Amendment Risks (with Brent Skorup), 39 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 675 (2016)

    The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change (with Matthew Mitchell and Adam Thierer), 8 Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law 529 (2015)

    News

    Koopman Joins Center for Growth and Opportunity

    Christopher Koopman, former Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, has joined The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University as Senior Director of Strategy and Research.

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