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US: FCC appoints chief economist

 |  July 6, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai, appointed Dr. Jerry Ellig as chief economist for the telecoms regulator. Dr. Ellig is currently a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

In his new appointment, Dr. Ellig will advise the Chairman, Commissioners, Bureaus and Offices on economic issues. He will also assist in setting up a new Office of Economics and Data, announced by Pai in April of this year, part of a drive to “integrate economic analysis into [the FCC’s] decision-making and create an agency culture that supports big-picture economic thinking once again.”

Previously, Dr. Ellig has served as deputy director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission (2001-03) and as senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress (1995-96).

Full Content: The Hill

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