Jerry Ellig is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he has worked since 1996. His primary research interests include the federal regulatory process, economic regulation, and telecommunications regulation.
Between August 2001 and August 2003, he served as deputy director and acting director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. Dr. Ellig has also served as a senior economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and as an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University.
Dr. Ellig has published numerous articles on government regulation and business management in both scholarly and popular periodicals, including Regulation & Governance, Risk Analysis, Administrative Law Review, The Public Manager, Journal of Politics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Antitrust Bulletin, the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron’s, and the Washington Post. His most recent book, coauthored with Mercatus colleagues Maurice McTigue and Henry Wray, is Government Performance and Results: An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade, available from CRC Press.
Dr. Ellig received his PhD and MA in economics from George Mason University and his BA in economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.