Jerry Ellig

Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Jerry Ellig is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he has worked 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 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 The Public Manager, Journal of Politics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Antitrust Bulletin, Competitive Intelligence Review, Journal of Private Enterprise, Texas Review of Law & Politics, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s, and Washington Post. He has co-authored/edited several books, including Dynamic Competition and Public Policy (Cambridge, 2001), New Horizons in Natural Gas Deregulation (Praeger, 1996), and Municipal Entrepreneurship and Energy Policy (Gordon & Breach, 1994).
Dr. Ellig earned his PhD and MA in economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and his BA in economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

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