Thomas Hazlett is an international telecommunications expert who played a role in the reform and privatization of that industry in Guatemala, along with Giancarlo Ibárgüen S., Manuel F. Ayau, and Alfredo Guzmán. This revolutionary reform resulted in one of the most competitive and innovative communications industries worldwide. In this interview, Hazlett describes his role in that reform process and talks about the complications and lessons learned. He explains that because every country and situation is different, a template for implementing reform does not exist. The path to success, he says, is not clear and straightforward but rather challenging and constantly changing.
This video has been made possible thanks to support from the John Templeton Foundation, Global Philanthropic Trust, and the Earhart Foundation.
This interview was recorded as part of The Antigua Forum 2013 gathering.
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Thomas Hazlett is professor of law and economics at George Mason University and an international expert in telecommunications. He is also a member of the Antigua Forum advisory board.
Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.
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