William S. Comanor, PhD

William Comanor

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of California Santa Barbara
Location: Sherman Oaks, California, United States

William S. Comanor, PhD, professor emeritus of the University of California Santa Barbara, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in economics.

With more than 55 years of professional experience, Dr. Comanor has been professor emeritus of the University of California Santa Barbara since 2018, having previously been a professor of economics since 1975. In addition to his primary role, he served as a professor and director of pharmaceutical economics and policy research with the University of California Los Angeles since 1993, and he was director of economics for the Federal Trade Commission from 1978 to 1980. From 1974 to 1975, he was a professor at Western University, now the University of Western Ontario, and he was an associate professor at Stanford University from 1968 to 1973. Earlier in his career, Dr. Comanor was an assistant professor at Harvard University from 1966 to 1968, having been an instructor since 1964 and a teaching fellow since 1961, and he was a special economic assistant to the assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1965 to 1966.

Dr. Comanor first pursued an education with Williams College, completing coursework from 1955 to 1957. He then joined Haverford College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1959. He subsequently obtained a Master of Arts from Harvard University in 1963, earning a PhD from the school later the same year. Dr. Comanor completed postgraduate studies with the London School of Economics from 1963 to 1964.

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