Eli Dourado

Hi, I’m Eli, and this is my website.

I’m a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. I have studied and written about a wide range of technology policy issues, including Internet governance, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency. My PhD is in economics.

Lately, my research agenda has turned to aviation policy. Airspace is a woefully underutilized resource. With the right policies and some imagination we could have mind-blowing progress in aviation, but for the most part we have been content to leave the skies to large passenger jets flying hub-and-spoke routes at a mere 600 mph. My goal is to change that.

Sometimes they let me write stuff for popular outlets and go on TV. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Foreign Policy, among other outlets.

In my spare time, I tweet and blog, wrangle toddlers, tinker with computers, consume great books and TV shows, ruck, and seek out flow states.

The best ways to reach me are by email (elidourado@gmail.com) or via Twitter (@elidourado).