Steve Pociask

President/CEO American Consumer Institute

For over thirty-five years, Mr. Pociask has been involved in consumer public policy research. He has published numerous economic studies, including three books for the Economic Policy Institute, and policy studies for numerous independent nonprofit organizations. Many of his research studies have focused the consequences of public policies on consumer welfare. He has extensive experience in various policy issues, including energy, insurance, consumer products, information technology and healthcare. He has conducted surveys of consumer opinion covering a wide variety of public policy issues. He has participated as a consumer advocacy representative for policymaker organizations. He is a member of the FCC’s Consumer Advocacy Committee. He has also written reports for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, including one on small businesses’ telecommunications expenditures and use, and one on broadband use in rural America. He has testified before Congress. He has appeared numerous times in the media, including Bloomberg News, NBC, FOX, New York Times, and others. He is a regular contributor to Forbes. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Pociask served as chief economist and executive vice president for Joel Popkin and Co., an economic consulting firm in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he was chief economist for the Bell Atlantic Corporation. He has completed his Ph.D. coursework in economics and has an M.A. in economics from George Mason University.