Andrew Meleta is an Activism Associate at the Institute for Justice. He joined the Activism team in 2018 and focuses on municipal regulation and policy and its effect on entrepreneurship. He also co-leads IJ’s Cities Work initiative. Before joining IJ, Andrew worked at the Cato Institute as a fundraising research assistant and as a policy research intern for the Manhattan Institute and Cato. He graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a B.S. in economics and data analysis. In his free time, Andrew spends time traveling, riding trains, and running.


George Mason University, B.S., 2017

Andrew's Research & Reports

Economic Liberty

Barriers to Business

Too often entrepreneurs struggle with local regulatory burdens, finding themselves trapped by high fees, long wait times, and complex paperwork.