Taylor Reynolds

name: Reynolds, Taylor
email: treyn@CSAIL.MIT.EDU
phone: +1 (617) 324-8317
address: 32-G534
department: Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab
title: Technology Policy Director
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylorreynolds

Taylor is the technology policy director of MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative. In this role, he leads the development of this interdisciplinary field of research to help policymakers address cybersecurity and Internet public policy challenges. He is responsible for building the community of researchers and students from departments and research labs across MIT, executing the strategic plan, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Initiative.

Taylor's current research focuses on three areas: leveraging cryptographic tools for measuring cyber risk, encryption policy, and international AI policy.

Taylor was previously a senior economist at the OECD and led the organization’s Information Economy Unit covering policy issues such as the role of information and communication technologies in the economy, digital content, the economic impacts of the Internet and green ICTs. His previous work at the OECD concentrated on telecommunication and broadcast markets with a particular focus on broadband.

Before joining the OECD, Taylor worked at the International Telecommunication Union, the World Bank and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (United States). Taylor has an MBA from MIT and a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in Washington, DC.



  • OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012 (OECD, 2012)
  • OECD Communications Outlook 2009 (OECD, 2009)
  • Broadband Growth and Policies in OECD countries (OECD, 2008)
  • OECD Communications Outlook 2007 (OECD, 2007)
  • OECD Communications Outlook 2005 (OECD, 2005)
  • The Portable Internet (ITU, 2004)
  • Birth of Broadband (ITU, 2003)
  • World Telecommunication Development Report 2003 (ITU, 2003)
  • Internet for a Mobile Generation (ITU, 2002)
  • World Telecommunication Development Report 2002 (ITU, 2002)


  • Skills and Jobs in the Internet Economy (OECD, 2014)
  • The App Economy (OECD, 2013)
  • Developments in mobile and e-commerce (OECD, 2013)
  • Measuring the Internet Economy (OECD, 2013)
  • Exploring the Economics of Personal Data: A Survey of Methodologies for Measuring Monetary Value (OECD, 2013)
  • E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations (OECD, 2012)
  • The Relationship Between Local Content, Internet Development, and Access Prices (ISOC/OECD/UNESCO, 2011)
  • Broadband bundling strategies (OECD, 2011)
  • Wireless Broadband Indicator Methodology, OECD, 2010)
  • Revision of the Methodology for Constructing Telecommunication Price Baskets, (OECD, 2010)
  • The Role of Communications Infrastructure in Economic Recovery (OECD, 2009)
  • Network Developments in Support of Innovation and User Needs (OECD, 2009)
  • The Evolution of Voice, (OECD, 2008)
  • Implementing openness: an international institutional perspective (First Monday, 2007)
  • Internet Traffic Prioritisation: An Overview (OECD, 2007)
  • The Implications of WiMAX for Competition and Regulation (OECD, 2006)
  • Multiple-play pricing and policy trends (OECD, 2005)
  • Advanced wireless technologies and spectrum management (ITU, 2004)
  • Building digital bridges with emerging technologies (ITU, 2004)
  • Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society: The Republic Of Korea (ITU, 2004)
  • Quantifying the Evolution of Copyright and Trademark Laws, (Dissertation, 2004)
  • Networking for Foreign Direct Investment (Information Economics and Policy, 2004)
  • Promoting Broadband, (ITU, 2003)
  • Information and Communication Technologies and Broad-Based Development: A Partial Review of the Evidence (World Bank, 2001)
  • Falling through the Net (United States Department of Commerce NTIA, 1999)