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International Fellow

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Maryland Baltimore County


Ph.D. (Economics), University of Wisconsin

BA (Mathematics), University of Maryland 


Tim Brennan is a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and a senior fellow with Resources for the Future in Washington, DC.  He held the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Competition Bureau in 2006, and has been an International Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute since 2010.

Brennan has been an economist with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, a staff consultant to the direct of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, and a senior economist for industrial organization with the White House Council of Economic Advisers.  In 2014, Brennan served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

His writings have covered a variety of topics in competition policy and regulation, with emphases on energy, telecommunications, and intellectual property.  He has a BA in mathematics from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.