Adam D. Thierer is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and is the Alex C. Walker fellow in economic policy at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. Thierer examines how unnecessary regulations hurt America’s international competitiveness, focusing on electricity deregulation, communications policy, antitrust law, public land policy, and environmental risk regulation.

Thierer has been an analyst at the Adam Smith Institute in London, England, where he worked on reform of the British legal system. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and journalism from Indiana University, and received a master of arts degree in international business management from the University of Maryland.