Jerry Ellig



Dr. Jerry Ellig is a research professor at The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. His research focuses 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 has been a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, deputy director and acting director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, a senior economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, an adjunct professor in the George Mason University School of Law, and an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University. 

Dr. Ellig has published numerous articles on government regulation and management in both scholarly and popular periodicals, including the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Regulation and Governance, Public Choice, 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.

Publications by Jerry Ellig