Eli is an economist, regulatory hacker, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. Before joining CGO, he spent a couple of years as the Head of Global Policy at Boom, a company building supersonic passenger airplanes. Eli previously served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Director of its Technology Policy Program. He earned a PhD in Economics from George Mason University. Eli built an election tracker for the 2020 US Presidential Election which can be seen along with some of his writing, research, and code at elidourado.com.