Wayne Crews

Wayne Crews

VP for Policy & Director of Technology Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Wayne Crews is VP for Policy & Director of Technology Studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a Cato Institute alum. A one-time Libertarian candidate for South Carolina state senate, he is widely published, contributes to Forbes.com, and authors the annual Ten Thousand Commandments, which the Wall Street Journal called "the best measure of the overall regulatory burden." Wayne also compiles the Tip of the Costberg report on gov't regulatory costs, and catalogs "regulatory dark matter."

A frequent speaker, Wayne has appeared at venues including the DVD Awards Showcase in Hollywood, the National Academies, the Future of Music Policy Summit, the Consumer Electronics Show, European Commission-sponsored conferences and the Spanish Ministry of Justice. He has testified before Congress numerous times.

While not a lawyer, Wayne's work is cited in hundreds of law reviews, journals, and books. A dad of five, he can still do a handstand on a skateboard and enjoys custom motorcycles, the beach, and the family farm. He is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society.

Wayne is co-editor of the books Who Rules the Net?: Internet Governance and Jurisdiction, and Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property In the Information Age. He is co-author of What’s Yours Is Mine: Open Access and the Rise of Infrastructure Socialism, and a contributing author to others.

TV appearances include Fox, CNN, ABC, CNBC and NewsHour, and radio such as NPR; Wayne's reform ideas have been profiled in the Washington Post, Forbes and Investor’s Business Daily.

Wayne created CEI's c:\spin tech newsletter series, and co-created CEI's OnPoint policy series and Cato's TechKnowledge newsletter (which introduced "The Libertarian Vision for Telecom and High-Technology" with Adam Thierer, which helped inspire the 2012 Declaration of Internet Freedom). He coined the term "Splinternet" in Forbes in 2001 to underscore alternatives to government regulation of the Internet.