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March 8, 2017

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Theodore (Ted) Bolema Joins the Free State Foundation as a Senior Fellow

ROCKVILLE, MD - Free State Foundation President Randolph May announced today that Theodore Bolema is joining FSF on a full-time basis as a Senior Fellow, effective March 13.
Previously, he served as Director for Policy Research Editing at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Prior to his Mercatus Center position, Dr. Bolema held positions as a Principal with Anderson Economic Group, LLC, an economics consulting firm; an attorney with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP; and a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has taught at Central Michigan University and George Mason University School of Law.
Dr. Bolema received his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He graduated from Hope College in Michigan with a B.A. in Math and Economics. He has published extensively in academic journals as well as in the popular press on antitrust, telecommunications, e-commerce, and energy policy.
In announcing Dr. Bolema's appointment, Mr. May stated: "I am very excited that Ted Bolema is joining our Free State Foundation staff as a Senior Fellow. With his academic background in both economics and law, and his real-world experience in both disciplines, Ted will be a valuable asset to FSF's communications, Internet, and intellectual property work. FSF already plays a leading role in these important areas in articulating free market-oriented policy solutions, and the addition of Ted will further enhance our leadership."
Upon accepting FSF's offer, Dr. Bolema stated: "I am thrilled to be joining an institution that is so highly regarded for the quality and impact of its free market-oriented work. My goal is to use my academic training, and my expertise and extensive experience in law and economics, to help make FSF even stronger than it already is. I look forward to the challenges ahead."
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Don't forget to register for the Free State Foundation's Ninth Annual Telecom Policy Conference on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the National Press Club. This year's conference theme is "A New Direction for Communications Policy: Less Regulation, More Investment and Innovation." With a newly reconstituted FCC and a new Congress in place, this year's agenda-setting annual conference surely will be one of the most important ever. Registration is complimentary, but you must register to attend. Register here! The agenda is here.
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Randolph J. May , President of the Free State Foundation, is a former FCC Associate General Counsel and a former Chairman of the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Mr. May is a current Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration.
Mr. May is a nationally recognized expert in communications law, Internet law and policy, and administrative law and regulatory practice. He is the author of more than 180 scholarly articles and essays on communications law and policy, administrative law, and constitutional law. Most recently, Mr. May is the co-author, with FSF Senior Fellow Seth Cooper, of The Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property and is the editor of the book, Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age: The Next Five Years . He is the author of A Call for a Radical New Communications Policy: Proposals for Free Market Reform. And he is the editor of the book, New Directions in Communications Policy and co-editor of other two books on communications law and policy: Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services Be Regulated? and Communications Deregulation and FCC Reform.
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