Joseph P. Fuhr, Jr. is a Senior Advisor for Econsult Solutions and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Widener University in Chester, PA. His primary research areas are regulation, antitrust, health economics, telecommunications, sports economics and econometrics. He has published over thirty journal articles. In the field of telecommunications, he has written on investment and innovation, rural telephony, terminal equipment, and universal service. In health care he has written on hospital mergers, exclusive arrangements, health insurance, bundling and doctor’s fees. Professor Fuhr has been an expert witness on antitrust matters related to health economics and has worked on various consulting projects. He is also a visiting scholar at the Department of Health Policy and Outcomes Research at Thomas Jefferson University.
Fuhr received his B.A. in Economics from LaSalle College in 1973, his M.A. in Economics from Temple University in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Temple University in 1981. Prior to joining Widener University, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at West Chester State College from 1978-1979 and an Adjunct Research Professor of Health Policy at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia, PA, from 2006-2009. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, Temple University, and LaSalle University.