WASHINGTON (Nov. 16, 2020)—The R Street Institute is excited to welcome Ashley Nunes as Project Director of Competition Policy. In this role, he will oversee R Street’s work on competition and its impact on markets and explore how innovation affects markets with a focus on the impact of automatization on wages.

“I am pleased to join an innovative institute like R Street. I look forward to working with the Institute’s staff, technical experts and members of Congress to identify how technology can be leveraged to improve economic mobility for all Americans,” said Nunes. He went on to say: “Advances in artificial intelligence will have profound implications for how we live, work and think. Ensuring the consequences of these advances are a net positive for the American public requires rigorous analysis that informs pragmatic public policies. R Street is a place where I can pursue this approach.”

Prior to joining R Street, Nunes led research efforts at Harvard Law School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Department of Transportation. His work has been covered by The Economist, The Guardian and the Financial Times, and he has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post and USA Today, among others.

Ashley received his PhD in Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.