Jerry Ellig

Jerry Ellig is a research professor at The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. He previously served as the chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission and was a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Statutory Clarity and Judicial Review of Regulatory Impact Analysis

Precise statutory language corresponds to better benefit-cost analysis and more consistent judicial review.

Building Capacity for Economic Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should take steps to conduct more thorough economic analysis when writing regulations.

Systematic Study Shows Improvement in SEC Economic Analysis

Agency sees increased effectiveness after incorporating feedback from courts and academics.

Trickle-down Regulatory Impact Analysis

Does the president’s political party lead to better or worse RIAs?

Regulating at Midnight

Are regulatory analyses worse when rules are issued in the closing days of an outgoing administration?

A New Measure of the Quality of Regulatory Analysis

Our Report Card project scores the use of regulatory analysis in agency rulemakings.