Eli Dourado

Eli Dourado
Research Fellow
Mercatus Center

Eli Dourado is a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, cryptocurrency, Internet security, and the economics of technology. His popular writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets.

Dourado is a member of the State Department’s International Telecommunication Advisory Committee and has served on several U.S. delegations to UN treaty and policy conferences. In 2013, he won an IP3 award from Public Knowledge for the creation of WCITLeaks.org, a transparency website focused on the UN’s International Telecommunication Union.

Dourado is a PhD candidate in economics at George Mason University and received his BA in economics and political science from Furman University.

Recent Events

March 16, 2016

With the launch of the FAA’s drone registry and forthcoming rules, this year will likely be a turning point in the development of unmanned aircraft systems in the United States.

April 3, 2014

This panel will discuss America’s longstanding, central role in Internet governance and the potential impacts to the system of proposed reforms.