Will Rinehart is the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum where he specializes in telecommunication, Internet, and data policy, with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation. He comes to the Forum from TechFreedom, where he was a Research Fellow. He was also previously the Director of Operations at the International Center for Law & Economics.
In 2009, Rinehart was a Koch Summer Fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation, concentrating on advertising policy and Internet governance. In 2008, he was a Research Associate at the Illinois Policy Institute, where he studied state-level budget, energy and tax issues. Additionally, he worked for the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement in Chicago as the Research Assistant in Technology and Civic Engagement.
Rinehart is currently a Fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry and a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow at the Mercatus Center. Additionally, he serves on the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Committee and Consumer Advocacy Committee.
Rinehart’s publications are located here.
Rinehart’s Medium page is located here.
Rinehart also runs TechPolicyDigest, a newsletter on tech issues.
Selected publications on tech regulation
- The Law & Economics of “Owning Your Data” – April 10, 2018 – American Action Forum
- Why A Data Portability Act Might Not Be An Effective Policy Path – February 6, 2018 – American Action Forum
- Understanding the Impact of Algorithms Requires Social Significance, Not Simply Statistical Significance – December 4, 2017 – Workshop on Trustworthy Algorithmic Decision-Making
- Should We Care About The Size of Firms? Charting the Connections Between Productivity, Entrepreneurism, and Big Business – November 2, 2017 – American Action Forum
Selected publications on telecom regulation and broadband deployment
- Full Steam Ahead on The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics – January 17, 2018 – American Action Forum
- Rural Broadband Redux, What We Know – August 22, 2017 – American Action Forum
- Why Is The Broadband Infrastructure Debate Dominated By Supply-Siders? – June 21, 2017 – Medium
- Broadband Subsidies Totaled $8.2 Billion Last Year – June 1, 2017 – American Action Forum
- Is The Lifeline Subsidy An Effective Program? – February 28, 2017 – American Action Forum