Scott Wallsten

Scott Wallsten
President and Senior Fellow
Technology Policy Institute

Scott Wallsten is President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. He is an economist with expertise in industrial organization and public policy. His research focuses on telecommunications, regulation, competition, and technology policy. His research has been published in numerous academic journals and his commentaries have appeared in newspapers and news magazines around the world. He holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University. He is also a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. He 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 and 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 U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Recent Events and Presentations

July 11, 2017

Net neutrality has become the most contentious issue in modern telecommunications policy. Join ITIF for a panel of experts to discuss opportunities, challenges, what is new, and how best to move forward in this perennial debate.

December 15, 2016

Join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Technology Policy Institute for a morning of expert panel discussions on how the incoming administration can accelerate the pace of innovation in the U.S. economy.

June 17, 2014

ITIF gathers a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan's recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption.

February 12, 2013

Examining the state of international broadband comparisons.

November 16, 2010

ITIF and Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications host a discussion of the issues that are shaping the future of digital communications.

June 15, 2007

ITIF presented a dialogue between Scott Wallsten, Director of Communications Policy at the Progress and Freedom Foundation, and Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and author of the forthcoming ITIF report. The debate was moderated by Kathleen Wallman. See video and presentation slides from the event.