Dr. Theodore Bolema

Executive Director

Dr. Theodore (Ted) Bolema became the founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth in the fall of 2018.  Ted’s research focuses on regulatory policy, especially as it relates to Internet commerce, and on state fiscal policy.

Other Accomplishments:

  • Senior Editor with the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University
  • Board of Academic Advisors, Free State Foundation
  • Board of Scholars, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Work History

Senior Fellow

Free State Foundation
2017 – 2018

Director of Policy Research Editing

Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2012 – 2017

Principal

Anderson Economic Group
2008 – 2011

Assistant Professor of Finance & Business Law

Central Michigan University
2002 – 2008

Alma Mater

University of Michigan School of Law

J.D., Law

Michigan State University

Ph.D., Economics

Hope College

B.A., Math & Economics



July 28, 2022 • Article

Americans Voting For Broadband Need All the Facts

Dr. Ted Bolema, Executive Director of ISEG, was quoted as a telecommunications and economics expert on city broadband by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

July 9, 2022 • Commentary

Broadband Internet without taxpayer risk

Dr. Ted Bolema, Executive Director of ISEG, was quoted as a telecommunications and economics expert on city broadband by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

June 20, 2022 • Commentary

Lessons from City Broadband Projects

Dr. Ted Bolema, Executive Director of ISEG, was quoted as a telecommunications and economics expert on city broadband by the Michigan Capitol Confidential.




April 23, 2022 • Presentation

Bolema part of expert panel NGTC event

ISEG Executive Director Theodore Bolema participated on an expert panel discussing “Technology, Regulation, and Economic Development”. Learn more!