Ian Hathaway is a seasoned economist, analyst, advisor, and writer, with expertise in startups, technology, innovation, labor markets, 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 launched new ventures, helped young organizations get off the ground, and worked with established firms to expand into new areas.

Ian has published for prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, and periodicals, and is currently developing content for a book on systems of entrepreneurship due to publish in 2019. 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. He is frequently invited to speak before conferences, seminars, and media audiences.

Ian currently leads research at the Center for American Entrepreneurship, is a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and at Boston University, and is an adjunct professor at New York University. He advises organizations in the Internet, software, life sciences, media, venture capital, professional services, non-profit, higher education, and government sectors, on a range of strategic, analytic, and content-generation matters. His clients include large multinationals, venture-backed startups, leading influencers in the creative, investor, and social sectors, and everything in between.

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