Bret Swanson

Senior Fellow, Technology and Democracy , Discovery Institute

Bret Swanson is a senior fellow at Seattle’s Discovery Institute. He is the former executive editor of the Gilder Technology Report, where he wrote about last-mile broadband technologies, 3G wireless, free-space optics, network processors, and advances in analog electronics. Bret also writes frequently on technology and economics for The Wall Street Journal editorial page. He and George Gilder are currently collborating on 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.