Ian Hathaway is an experienced economist, analyst, strategic advisor, writer, and entrepreneur, 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 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 has also recently advised organizations in the Internet/software, medical technology, media, professional services, 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, businesses, and periodicals, and is currently developing content for a book on startup communities due to publish in 2019. His work and views are regularly cited in leading press outlets, including in The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and he is frequently invited to speak before conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank, World Trade Organization, Bloomberg, and Frontier Economics, and he founded and exited his first advisory business. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.