Ian Hathaway is an experienced economist and writer, with expertise in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation, at generating data-driven insights, and at communicating complex material to general audiences. He is also an experienced entrepreneur, having launched new ventures, helped young organizations get off the ground, and worked with established businesses to expand into new areas.
Ian has recently worked with organizations in the Internet, software, medical technology, media, consulting, banking, venture capital, startup, non-profit, and education sectors, on a range of research, public policy, regulatory, and strategy issues. He has published for a number of research institutions, universities, non-profits, and businesses, and is a currently developing content for a book on startup communities due to publish in 2018.
He is regularly cited in leading press outlets for his views and research, including in The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and countless others. He has also been a frequent contributor at the Harvard Business Review, and an invited speaker at the OECD, Kauffman Foundation, MIT, and the National Association for Business Economics.
Ian is a consultant at Frontier Economics, where he leads and develops work on technology, innovation, economic growth, and public policy. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he researches the links between innovation, cities, and economic growth, and is an adjunct professor at New York University, where lectures on startups and urban economic development.
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.