Jerry Ellig

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. He died Jan. 20, 2021 at the age of 58.

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).

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.