Ian Hathaway is an experienced economist, analyst, strategic advisor, and writer. He has subject matter expertise in entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and cities, and is adept at generating data-driven insights and communicating complex material to general audiences. Ian has also launched new ventures, helped young organizations get off the ground, and worked with established businesses to expand into new areas.
Currently, Ian is research director at the Center for American Entrepreneurship, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a research fellow at Boston University, and an adjunct professor at New York University. He also advises organizations in the Internet, software, medical technology, media, consulting, venture capital, non-profit, education, and government sectors, on a range of strategic, research, and public policy issues.
Ian has published for a number of prominent research institutions, universities, non-profits, and businesses, and is currently developing content for a book on startup ecosystems due to publish in 2018. He is regularly cited in leading press outlets, including in The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and is frequently invited to speak before conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank, World Trade Organization, and Bloomberg, and founded Ennsyte Economics, a consultancy. He has also been an advisor to a number of venture-backed technology startups, investors, and non-profits.
Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.