Ian Hathaway is an experienced economist, analyst, strategic advisor, and writer, with expertise in startups, technology, innovation, and cities, and at generating data-driven insights and communicating complex material to general audiences. In addition to his research and advisory work, Ian has also launched new ventures, helped young organizations get started, and worked with established businesses to expand into new areas.

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 has recently or is currently advising organizations in the Internet, software, life sciences, media, professional services, venture capital, non-profit, higher education, and government sectors, on a range of strategic, analytic, public policy, and content marketing issues.

Ian has published on behalf of prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, and periodicals, and is currently developing content for a book on systems of local entrepreneurship. His work is regularly cited in leading press outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Washington Post, and a wide range of industry and business publications, and he frequently speaks before conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank, World Trade Organization, Bloomberg, and Frontier Economics, and founded (and sold) an advisory business. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.