Brent Skorup

Senior Fellow Researcher

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Brent Skorup is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research areas include telecommunications, autonomous vehicles, drones, and urban air mobility.
In addition to economics journal and law journal publication, Brent has authored pieces for Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Air Traffic Management magazine, and elsewhere. He’s appeared as an interview guest for news outlets like C-SPAN, NPR, CBS, and CNBC Asia.
He's been invited to brief state and federal lawmakers, White House policy staff, and federal regulators on transportation and telecom issues. He was twice appointed to serve on the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and appointed to the Texas DOT’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.
Brent has a BA in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law. He was a legal clerk at the FCC 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.

Conference Agenda 2019

20 November 2019 | 12:00 - 12:40 | Panel discussion: Diminishing drone disturbance

  • Creating a unified regulation and information sharing system 
  • Protecting your airports with sensors and discovering counter-drone technology
  • Creating a globally harmonized traffic management system: balancing aviation safety and security while supporting developing UTM industry

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