Jerry Ellig

George Washington University


Dr. Jerry Ellig was a research professor at The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. His research focused on regulatory impact analysis, regulation of network industries, and performance management in government.

In 2017-18, Dr. Ellig served as chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission. He was a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 1996.  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 (1995-96), an adjunct professor in the George Mason University School of Law (2005-08), and an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University (1989-95).

Dr. Ellig published numerous articles on government regulation and management in both scholarly and popular periodicals, including the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Regulation and Governance, Public Choice, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Politics, Business & Politics, Antitrust Bulletin, Administrative Law Review, Federal Communications Law Journal, Texas Review of Law & Politics, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s, and Washington Post.  His co-authored/edited books include Government Performance and Results: An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade, Dynamic Competition and Public Policy, New Horizons in Natural Gas Deregulation, and Municipal Entrepreneurship and Energy Policy.

He was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of St. Xavier High School. He received his B.A. in economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Publications by Jerry Ellig