Ian Hathaway is an experienced economist, strategic advisor, and writer, with expertise in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation, and 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.
He has recently advised 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 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. Ian 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 currently 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, a research fellow at Boston University where he studies the influence of technology and startups on society, and 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 and the University of Dayton, where he studied economics and political economy.