Michael Wilt is a law and economics scholar with extensive experience in researching, writing, editing, and communicating on public policy issues. His research and writing interests include criminal law and corporate crime; corporate financial regulation; law and economics generally; public choice theory; constitutional law including the First Amendment, federalism, and the separation of powers; and administrative law and the regulatory process. He serves as Senior Research Writer and Associate Policy Editor at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Previously, Michael was Assistant Director for Research and Policy at the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law, where he was responsible for managing complex empirical research projects as well as a program educating Congressional staff on economics and policy making. Prior to that, Michael worked as a staff attorney at two public interest legal nonprofits, Cause of Action and the Washington Legal Foundation. He moved to Washington, D.C. to begin his career following law school by working at the Cato Institute as a Legal Associate.

Born and raised in Ohio, Michael received his J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law, an LL.M. in Law and Economics from George Mason University School of Law, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Vanderbilt University.