Ian Hathaway

Nonresident Senior Fellow – Brookings Metro

Ian Hathaway was a nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, where he published research on technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth.

Hathaway is also a consultant at Frontier Economics, where he leads and develops work on technology, innovation, and public policy, and is an adjunct professor at New York University, where he lectures on startups and urban economic development.

Hathaway has recently worked with organizations in the Internet, software, medical technology, media, consulting, banking, venture capital, startup, non-profit, and education sectors, on a range of research, public policy, regulatory, and strategy issues, and Hathaway has published for a number of research institutions, universities, non-profits, and businesses.

Hathaway 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, and he is a frequent contributor at the Harvard Business Review.

Previously, Hathaway was an economist the Federal Reserve Bank, World Trade Organization, and Bloomberg, and founded Ennsyte Economics, a consultancy. Hathaway has also been an advisor to venture-backed technology startups, investors, and non-profits. Hathaway is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Technology and innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Economic growth
    • Regional economics
  • Current Positions

    • Manager, Frontier Economics
    • Adjunct Professor, New York University
  • Past Positions

    • Founder, Ennsyte Economics
    • Senior Economic Analyst, Bloomberg
    • Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank
    • Economic Affairs Fellow, World Trade Organization
    • Advisor to various startups, investors, and non-profits
  • Education

    • University of Chicago, MA
    • University of Dayton, BA
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