Brent Skorup

Brent Skorup

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

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, as a drone law adviser to the Virginia Department of Aviation, and on the Texas DOT’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.

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, he has authored pieces for National AffairsReutersThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesWiredAir 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.

Brent has a BA 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 US House of Representatives. Before joining Mercatus, he was the Director of Research at the Information Economy Project, a law and economics university research center.

Deep Dive Episode 153 – Reboot Conversations: The Future of Drone Policy

Deep Dive Episode 153 – Reboot Conversations: The Future of Drone Policy

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Podcast

There are nearly 500,000 commercial drones registered in the United States, far exceeding recent FAA...