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Fred L. Smith (political writer)

Fred L. Smith, Jr. is founder and former president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit libertarian think tank.[1] He has written on topics as antitrust law, environmental regulation, and the economic impacts of global warming.


  • Biography 1
  • Bibliography 2
    • Volume contributor 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Before founding CEI, Smith served as Director of Government Relations for the Council for a Competitive Economy, as a senior economist for the Association of American Railroads, and for five years as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, he sits on the Institute Turgot in Belgium. Smith holds a B.S. degree in Theoretical Mathematics and Political Science from Tulane University where he earned the Arts and Sciences Medal (Tulane’s highest academic award) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.[2] Smith has served as an NGO delegate to international environmental conferences such as the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and the UNFCCC third Conference of the Parties in Kyoto, Japan.

Smith appeared on [5]

In 2003, Smith lobbied the Secretary of the Treasury against a proposal that would require banks to report interest earned by non-resident aliens.[6] Smith argued that foreign investors' willingness to invest in the United States depends on how they are treated by financial regulators.

Smith is married to Frances B. Smith, an adjunct scholar at CEI who also serves on its board of directors.[7]


Volume contributor

  • Global Warming and Other Eco-Myths
  • True State of the Planet
  • Corporate Aftershock: The Public Policy Lessons from the Collapse of Enron and Other Major Corporations
  • Solutions for an Environment in Peril
  • Market Liberalism: A Paradigm for the 21st Century
  • Assessing the Reagan Years
  • Smith Jr, Fred L.; Cox, Braden (2008). "Airline Deregulation". In  


  1. ^ Competitive Enterprise Institute, Advancing liberty – from the economy to ecology
  2. ^
  3. ^ The CEI ads
  4. ^ CEI Founder on Global Warming: ‘It Looks Pretty Good…We’re Moving To A More Benign Planet.’
  5. ^ Context of 'Between 1998 and 2005: ExxonMobil Grants $16 Million to Global Warming Skeptic Organizations'
  6. ^ CEI's Fred L. Smith's letter to Treasury Secretary John Snow, September 26, 2003
  7. ^ Fred Smith Jr.

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