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Trevor Wagener

Director of the Research Center & Chief Economist

Trevor Wagener is the Director of the Research Center & Chief Economist for the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where he leads CCIA’s research agenda, conducts and oversees economic and policy research, and educates policy makers and the public about relevant empirical findings.

Before joining CCIA in February 2021, Mr. Wagener served since 2019 as Deputy Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of State, where he directed economic research and analysis and advised senior U.S. policy makers on global economic and regulatory issues. From 2013 to 2019, he managed economic consulting engagements at NERA Economic Consulting, where he conducted cost-benefit analysis of regulatory rulemakings and provided expert consulting services in both strategic advisory matters and litigation and dispute matters. Prior to joining NERA, Mr. Wagener served as an investment analyst, derivatives trader, and quantitative modeler at DC Energy, a proprietary trading firm.

Mr. Wagener obtained his master’s degree in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and received his bachelor’s degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.