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Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

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The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) was founded in 1996 by Jim Tozzi, James MacRea and possibly also Thorne Auchter. [1] [2] It seems that CRE is the successor of the Institute for Regulatory Policy. Jim Tozzi, James MacRea and Kenneth Glozer are the three members of the 'CRE Advisory Board' [3]. In the past also Thomas D. Hopkins and Ron M. Linton were members of that board. [4]

In 2002 or 2003 a new section of CRE was created: 'ICANN focus'. In October 2003 the website 'icannfocus.org' was started. [5] That site only consists of 1 page which is a kind of doorway page because visitors to that home page will just see the content of 'thecre.com/icann/' in a frame. The whois information of that site mentions a 'Levinson' which is most likely 'Bruce Levinson'. [6] Bruce Levinson is the director of the 'Pharmaceutical Policy Project' at CRE. [7] He is also the director of CRE's 'Fuel Economy Project' [8] which uses the web site 'www.fueleconomyin.us'. The home page of that site uses a '302 Moved Temporarily' error to redirect visitors to 'www.thecre.com/fuel/economy.htm'.

Funding

On its website CRE states that it "has no members, but it receives, from time to time, financial support, services in kind, and work product from foundations, trade associations and private firms. Consequently, at any one time, CRE benefits from the input or advice of literally hundreds of small and large firms." [9]

It also states that support from companies and trade association is "usually in the form of a monthly contribution to support the Center's activities. Although CRE participants who contribute to the Center are given an opportunity to designate a particular issue to be addressed by the Center and to review CRE's work product prior to its dissemination, they do not control either the content or the papers that the Center ultimately files in a given regulatory proceeding." [10]

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Contact Information

Center for Regulatory Effectiveness
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 265 2383
Web site: http://www.thecre.com

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