Welcome new TOTM bloggers Gus Hurwitz and Ben Sperry

Geoffrey Manne —  30 August 2013

We’re delighted to welcome two new bloggers to Truth on the Market: Gus Hurwitz and Ben Sperry.

Hurwitz-Israel-cropGus is an assistant professor of law at the University of Nebraska. His work looks at the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. He has a particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology. His current work focuses on administrative law and the FTC (as you might have noticed from his two contributions to our recent Section 5 UMC Symposium. His SSRN page is here.

Gus was the inaugural Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC), prior to which he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at George Mason University Law School. From 2007–2010 he was a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section (but I try not to hold that against him).

Gus also has a background in technology, with stints at Los Alamos National Lab and the Naval Research Lab prior to law school. Unique (as far as I know) among the bloggers here, he is also the former holder of a world record (for Internet2 land speed) with the Guinness Book of World Records.

Like others among us at TOTM, Gus earned his JD at the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor on the Chicago Journal of International Law and received Olin and MVP2 law and economics scholarships. He also holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University. He received his BA from St. John’s College.

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Ben Sperry is the Associate Director of the International Center for Law & Economics. Previously he engaged in technology policy at free market organizations like TechFreedom and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. While in law school, he clerked at the Institute for Justice and served as a summer legal fellow at the Washington Legal Foundation. Sperry graduated from George Mason University School of Law cum laude in 2012, where he was a member of the George Mason Law Review and a research assistant for Todd Zywicki. His areas of expertise include competition policy, telecommunications law, economic freedom and the law and economics of privacy, civil liberties and the First Amendment. He has written most recently on the law and economics of transaction reviews at the FCC and on Section 5 UMC.

We’re delighted to have these excellent new additions to our roster. Look for inaugural posts from each of them this weekend or early next week.

Geoffrey Manne

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