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Jerry Brito

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Jerry Brito is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and director of its Technology Policy Program. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. His research focuses on technology and Internet policy, government transparency and accountability, and the regulatory process. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife Kathleen O'Hearn.

Brito received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and his B.A. in political science from Florida International University. His op-eds have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the co-author, with Susan Dudley, of Regulation: A Primer, and the editor of Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess.

Brito is the host of Surprisingly Free, a weekly half-hour podcast featuring in-depth discussions with an eclectic mix of authors, academics, and entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, policy, and economics. He is also a contributor to the Technology Liberation Front, a leading tech policy group blog.

Brito is the creator of, an alternative interface to the federal government's regulatory docketing system, and the co-creator of the ITU transparency site


Biography last updated January 15, 2013