William Rinehart


William was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, where he specialized in telecommunication, internet, and data policy, with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation. Previous to the CGO, he was the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum and before that a Research Fellow at TechFreedom and the Director of Operations at the International Center for Law & Economics.

Rinehart’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Wired, Morning Consult, The Hill, Forbes, Reason, Marginal Revolution, Overlawyered, and on BBC Radio and NPR, just to name a few. He speaks regularly on topics related to tech policy, has been cited in regulatory orders from the FCC, and has been featured in Supreme Court petitions.

In 2009, Rinehart was a Koch Summer Fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. 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 at the University of Illinois

Rinehart received his MS in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and his BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois.

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