Scott Wallsten is President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute and a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. Wallsten is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and public policy, and his research focuses on competition, regulation, telecommunications, the economics of digitization, and technology policy. Wallsten was the economics director for the FCC’s National Broadband Plan and has been a lecturer in Stanford University’s Public Policy program, Director of Communications Policy Studies and Senior Fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a Senior Fellow at the AEI – Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, an Economist at The World Bank, a Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
The next administration should launch a concerted broadband data-collection and analysis effort to support broadband decision-making.