Todd J. Zywicki is the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law in the Antonin Scalia School of Law and former Executive Director of the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University, and he is a Member of the Board of Advisors at the Independent Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was Executive Editor of the Virginia Tax Review and John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics, and he received an M.A. in economics from Clemson University and A.B. cum Laude from Dartmouth College.
In 2020-21 he served as Chair of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law, and in 2021 he was inducted into the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. He served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law & Economics in 2019. From 2003-2004, Professor Zywicki was Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, and he served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review from 2006-2017 and as Editor from 2001-2002. He has also taught at Vanderbilt University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Boston College Law School, Mississippi College School of Law, and China University of Political Science and Law.
Professor Zywicki is the author of more than 130 articles in leading legal and economics journals, and his books include Consumer Credit and the American Economy (with Thomas Durkin, Gregory Elliehausen, and Michael Staten, Public Choice and Applications in Law (with Maxwell Stearn), and The Rule of Law, Freedom, and Prosperity. In 2021 he was inducted into the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and he served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law & Economics in 2019. He is a Member of the Executive Committee for the Federalist Society's Financial Institutions and E-Commerce Practice Group and the Board of Directors of the Institute for Humane Studies, Bill of Rights Institute, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Ralston College, and Competitive Enterprise Institute.