Eli Dourado is a research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, political economy, and the economics of technology. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets.
In 2012, Dourado co-created the International Telecommunication Union transparency site WCITLeaks.org and participated in the World Conference on International Telecommunication as a member of the U.S. delegation. Along with WCITLeaks co-creator Jerry Brito, he won an IP3 award from Public Knowledge in 2013 for his contributions on Internet governance.
Dourado is a PhD candidate in economics at George Mason University and received his BA in economics and political science from Furman University.