H.E. (Ted) Frech III is professor of economics in the School of Letters and Science and professor of technology management in the School of Engineering at the UC Santa Barbara. He is former director of the MA program and former Chairman of the economics department. He is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an affiliated faculty member at the Petris Center for Health Care Markets at UC Berkeley. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and at the University of Chicago and an adjunct professor at Sciences Po in Paris, Curtin University in Australia and the Naval Postgraduate School. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Missouri, and a PhD in economics from UCLA.
Prof. Frech, has written widely on antitrust, industrial organization, health economics, insurance, energy, and land use regulation. He has consulted for private and governmental organizations on liability and damage issues in complex commercial issues, including regulation, contract and unfair competition and antitrust. This work has covered many industries, including health care and health insurance, aviation, electronics, sports fields and real estate.