Crews Rejoins CEI as Vice President for Policy

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Washington, D.C., May 11, 2004—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is pleased to announce the return of Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. as Vice President for Policy and Director of Technology Studies.  He rejoins CEI from the Cato Institute, where he was Director of Technology Policy.

Crews’s work will include: antitrust and competition policy, deregulation of network industry structures such as electricity, and minimizing government micromanagement in frontier industries such as nanotechnology; safety and environmental issues; and various information-age concerns such as e-commerce, privacy, “spam,” broadband, and intellectual property.  He is the author of the annual report, Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.  

Wayne has published in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Communications Lawyer, San Diego Union-Tribune and the Electricity Journal.  He has made various TV appearances on Fox, CNN, ABC and others, and his regulatory reform ideas have been featured prominently in such publications as the Washington Post, Forbes and Investor’s Business Daily. He is frequently invited to speak, and has testified before several congressional committees.

Wayne is co-editor of the books Who Rules the Net: Internet Governance and Jurisdiction (2003) and Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property In the Information Age (2002). He is co-author of What’s Yours Is Mine: Open Access and the Rise of Infrastructure Socialism (2003), and a contributing author to others.  He is co-creator of Cato’s TechKnowledge and CEI’s C:\Spin policy commentaries.

Earlier, Crews was a legislative aide to Sen. Phil Gramm on regulatory and welfare reform issues, an economist and policy analyst at Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation, an analyst at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and a research assistant at the Center for the Study of Public Choice at George Mason University.  He holds an M.B.A. from William and Mary and a B.S. from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina.