Bret Swanson

Executive Editor, Gilder Technology Report

Bret T. Swanson is Executive Editor of Gilder Technology Report and a senior fellow at Seattle’s Discovery Institute. In his four-plus years at the GTR, Mr. Swanson has written about last-mile broadband technologies, 3G wireless, free-space optics, network processors, and advances in analog electronics. In 2001 he helped create the Friday Letter, a weekly e-mail update including the week’s technology news and special features on technology, economics, and politics, that now reaches more than 150,000 readers. He also writes frequently on technology and economics for The Wall Street Journal editorial page. Currently he and George Gilder are finishing a book on the world economy, heavily focused on technology in Asia. Previously Mr. Swanson was an economic aide to Jack Kemp at the supply-side think-tank Empower America, where he researched and wrote about tax, monetary and trade policy as well as high tech issues such as encryption, telecom deregulation, and Internet taxation. He studied economics at Princeton University.