Professor Babette Boliek currently serves as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. Professor Boliek earned her BA with distinction from California State University, Chico, her JD from Columbia University School of Law and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. While at Columbia, she was both a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a John M. Olin Fellow for Law and Economics. Her doctoral, and much of her subsequent research, focuses on the theoretical and quantitative analysis of legal issues of the U.S. communications industry. Professor Boliek's scholarly research also focuses on issues in administrative, antitrust, and communications and sports law. Professor Boliek clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Prior to joining the faculty in 2009, Professor Boliek served as a Senior Fellow at the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law, where she integrated her background in law and applied economics to analyze media, Internet, and telecommunications issues. Professor Boliek's work at George Mason followed and echoed her experience as a Fellow for the Center for Communication Law and Policy, a joint research venture of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and the Annenberg School of Communication. In addition to her scholarly research at Pepperdine, Professor Boliek is a Visiting Scholar for the American Enterprise Institute and blogs regularly for AEI.org on a variety of technology and telecommunications related issues.
- Ph.D., University of California, Davis
- J.D., Columbia University
- B.A., California State University, Chico
- Contract Law
- Law and Economics
- Technology and Telecommunications Law