H. E. (Ted) Frech, III

Professor of Economics
(805) 893-2124
North Hall 3022
Current Research:
Industrial organization, economic theory, health economics, law and economics.

About H. E. (Ted) Frech, III

Prof. Frech is Professor of Economics, College of Letters and Science and Professor of Technology Management, College of Engineering, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is past director of the MA and PhD programs and past Chairman in the Economics Department. He is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, 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. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Missouri, and an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prof. Frech is North American Editor of the International Journal of the Economics of Business. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Health Care Economics and Management and Health Economics Review. He has published numerous articles and written or edited several books on many topics, including industrial organization, health economics, insurance, energy economics and land use controls. The journals in which he has 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. Prof. Frech has lectured at conferences and institutions in North America, Australia and Europe. Prof. Frech has served as a consultant for governmental agencies and private parties on liability and damage issues relating to complex commercial litigation including antitrust, contract and regulatory issues. He has testified before federal and state courts and regulatory bodies, the US Senate and before state legislatures.