Todd J. Zywicki

Executive Director, George Mason Law & Economics Center and GMU Foundation Professor of Law

Todd Zywicki is a senior scholar and senior fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. He specializes in bankruptcy, contracts, commercial law, business associations, law and economics, and public choice and the law. He is also a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.

Professor Zywicki has testified before Congress on consumer bankruptcy and consumer credit, and he frequently commentates in print and broadcast media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, The Atlantic, Nightline, NBC Nightly News, PBS Newshour, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg News, BBC, ABC Radio, and The Diane Rehm Show. He writes for the legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy and is an editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review.

Previously, Zywicki was director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and taught at Vanderbilt University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Boston College Law School, and Mississippi College School of Law.