Ian Hathaway is an economist, quantitative analyst, and writer, with expertise in entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation, and at generating data-driven insights and communicating complex material to general audiences. He is also an experienced entrepreneur, having launched new ventures, helped young organizations get off the ground, and worked with established businesses to expand into new areas.
Ian 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. He has published for a number of research institutions, universities, non-profits, and businesses, and writes for noted periodicals, such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.
He is regularly cited in leading press outlets for his views and research on entrepreneurship, including the New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, and countless others, and has been an invited speaker at the OECD, Kauffman Foundation, MIT, Urban Institute, National Association for Business Economics, and the United States Congress.
Ian is a consultant at Frontier Economics, where he leads and develops work on technology, innovation, 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, and is 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 Silicon Valley Bank, Engine Advocacy, and venture-backed technology startups. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.