Jerry Ellig

Research Professor, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center

Jerry Ellig is a research professor at George Washington University's Regulatory Studies Center. Prior to his role at George Washington University, Jerry was a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University, the chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission, the deputy director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, and a senior economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress.  He specializes in the federal regulatory process, economic regulation, and telecommunications regulation.

Ellig has published numerous articles on government regulation and business management in both scholarly and popular periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron’s, the Washington Post, Regulation & Governance, Risk Analysis, Administrative Law Review, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics.

Ellig received his PhD and MA in economics from George Mason University and his BA in economics from Xavier University. He was also a Mercatus PhD Fellow.