Dr. Frech is a Professor of Economics (College of Letters and Science) and Technology Management (College of Engineering) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His career includes teaching, research, and expert analysis covering a wide range of issues including mergers, insurance regulatory issues, horizontal conspiracy claims, monopolization claims and predatory pricing related to several industries, including healthcare and health insurance, aviation, electronics, sports fields and real estate.
Dr. Frech is a prodigious researcher and author and has published dozens of articles and several books on the subjects of antitrust, industrial organization, medical economics, insurance, energy, and land use regulation. He is also a highly experienced consultant who has provided expertise to both government agencies and private parties. He has provided depositions, trial testimony, and expert analysis on liability and damage issues relating to a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, contract, and regulatory and unfair competition issues. He has testified before federal and state courts and regulatory bodies, the U.S. Senate, and state legislatures.
Dr. Frech serves as the North American Editor of the International Journal of the Economics of Business. He has authored and edited books and articles related to industrial organization, health economics, insurance, energy economics and land use controls. Journals in which he has been published include the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Law and Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, De Economist and Review d’Economie Politique. While at UCSB, Dr. Frech has been director of the M.A. and Ph.D. programs and is a past Chairman in the Economics Department.
He is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Chicago and at Curtin University in Australia. He has been an adjunct professor at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Sciences Politiques de Paris. Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles M.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri