Jerry Brito is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and director of its Technology Policy Program. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at GMU. His research focuses on technology and Internet policy, government transparency and accountability, and the regulatory process. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife Kathleen O’Hearn and their dog Jerkface. Here is his LinkedIn C.V.
Unbelievably, the media sometimes quote Jerry or let him blab on radio or TV. Here are some clips.
A lot of what Jerry does is writing. He is the author of more than a few published scholarly articles and he frequently publishes opinion pieces in newspapers and magazines. He is also a contributor to Reason and he blogs at the Technology Liberation Front.
Jerry is the host of Surprisingly Free, a weekly half-hour podcast featuring in-depth discussions with an eclectic mix of authors, academics, and entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, policy, and economics. The most recent episode features Gina Keating on netflix.
Jerry is constantly making things on the web, many of them with his partner Peter Snyder. These include:
- Wonkmeme, tracks the day's trending posts in the law, economics, and policy blogosphere
- TechWire, aggregates the latest news and views about technology policy in one place
- WCITLeaks, bringing transparency to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union
- Very Local Data, demographic information for every jurisdiction in the country
- Study Finds, an edited aggregator of media coverage of scientific studies (yes, it’s satirical)
- OpenRegs.com, an alternative interface to the federal government’s regulatory docketing system
- Stimulus Watch, crowdsourced accountability for federal stimulus spending
He also co-developed Tumbleroo, the first full-featured Tumblr client for the iPad.
The latest happenings get posted to Twitter or to Jerry's Tumblr blog. Photos are on Flickr and videos on Vimeo and YouTube. You can also subscribe to a firehose RSS feed that will give you everything Jerry posts.
If you'd like to reach him, the best way is to send e-mail to jerry at brito dot com. The worst way is via Facebook messages, which he rarely checks. But, he'll definitely respond to Twitter messages.