Brent Skorup
Brent Skorup

Brent Skorup is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research areas include transportation technology, telecommunications, aviation and wireless policy.

He serves on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, the Texas DOT’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force and the Texas DOT's Urban Air Mobility Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

The White House, the FCC, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and a dissenting opinion at the Illinois Supreme Court have cited his research. In addition to economics and law journal publications, Skorup has authored pieces for National Affairs, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Air Traffic Management magazine, Regulation magazine and elsewhere. He’s appeared as a TV and radio interview guest for news outlets like C-SPAN, NPR, CBS News, ABC News and CNBC Asia.

Skorup has a B.A. in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Civil Rights Law Journal. He was a legal clerk at the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and at the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before joining Mercatus, he was the director of research at the Information Economy Project, a law and economics university research center.



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