Hi, I’m Eli, and this is my website.
I’m an economist and regulatory hacker working to dramatically increase the pace of innovation and economic growth. My fondest wish is that GDP per capita would reach $200k by 2050. To get there, we need lots of new hard technology, an innovation culture that is willing to make big bets, and a political culture that welcomes dynamism.
I am recently funemployed. I spent the last 2+ years as head of global policy at Boom. Before that, I was a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. I have worked on a wide range of technology policy issues, including aviation, drones, Internet governance, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency.
Before I got started in tech policy, I thought I wanted to be a professor. I have a PhD in economics from George Mason University.
- Aug, 2019
- The dawn of the age of geoengineering
- Jan, 2018
- The case for Ethereum maximalism
- Apr, 2017
- Career advice for undergrads
- A new adventure
- Dec, 2016
- How to legalize supersonic flight over land