Ian Hathaway is an economist, analyst, strategic advisor, and writer with expertise in entrepreneurship, technology, innovation. He is an expert at generating data-driven insights and communicating complex material to general audiences. In addition to his research, writing, and advisory work, Ian has launched new ventures, helped young organizations get off the ground, and worked with established firms to expand into new products and markets.
Ian has published for prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, and periodicals, and is co-author of The Startup Community Way, a book on entrepreneurial ecosystems set to publish in 2019. His research and writing is regularly cited in leading press outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, and many others. He is a frequent contributor for outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.
Ian advises organizations in the technology and media, startup and venture capital, financial and professional services, and non-profit and public policy sectors on a range of strategic, analytic, and content-related matters. His clients include large multinationals, high-growth startups, leading investors and service providers, prominent foundations and universities, and influential advocacy organizations, among others. He leads research at the Center for American Entrepreneurship, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a research fellow at Boston University, and an adjunct professor at New York University.
Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank and World Trade Organization, lead corporate innovation initiatives at Bloomberg and Frontier Economics, helped launch multiple non-profit organizations, has been involved as an advisor or employee in startup exits (and failures), and founded (and sold) a consulting business. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.