Jerry Brito

  • Former Senior Research Fellow

Jerry Brito was a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. His research focuses on technology and Internet policy, copyright, and the regulatory process.

His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the coauthor, with Susan Dudley, of Regulation: A Primer and the editor of Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess.

Brito hosted Surprisingly Free, a weekly half-hour podcast featuring in-depth discussions with an eclectic mix of authors, academics, and entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, policy, and economics. He also contributes to the Technology Liberation Front, a leading technology-policy blog.

Brito has created several websites to foster transparency and accountability in government, including, which provides an alternative interface to the federal government’s regulatory docketing system. He also co-created the International Telecommunication Union transparency site with fellow Mercatus scholar Eli Dourado.

Brito received his JD from George Mason University School of Law and his BA in political science from Florida International University. 

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