Wayne Crews is the director of technology studies at the Cato Institute where he studies Internet and technology regulation, antitrust, and other regulatory reforms. Earlier, Crews was director of competition and regulation policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and a legislative aide to Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Tex.), responsible for regulatory and welfare reform issues. He has been an economist and policy analyst at the Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation, and has worked as an economist at the Food and Drug Administration and a research assistant at the Center for the Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. Crews has published in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Washington Times, the Journal of Commerce, American Enterprise, Policy Sciences, the Electricity Journal, and others. He has appeared on various television and radio programs including CNN, Fox News, Tech TV, TechnoPolitics, PBS, and others.
Adam Thierer is the director of telecommunications studies at the Cato Institute where he conducts research on how government regulations are hampering the evolution of communications networks, including telephony, broadcasting, cable, satellite, and the Internet. He also examines the broader economic and constitutional aspects of telecommunications policy. His writing has been published in the Washington Post, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Journal of Commerce, Forbes, and The Economist. H e has made media appearances on NPR, PBS, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Radio Free Europe, and Voice of America. Prior to joining Cato, Thierer spent nine years at the Heritage Foundation, where he served as the Alex C. Walker Fellow in Economic Policy. In that capacity, he covered telecommunications and Internet policy and also wrote extensively on antitrust, electricity and energy policy, the airline industry, and federalism. Before moving to Washington, Thierer worked at the Adam Smith Institute in London, England, where he examined reform of the British legal system.