Economist Jeffrey Eisenach has served in senior positions at the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of Management and Budget. As a visiting scholar at AEI, he will focus on policies affecting the information technology sector, innovation and entrepreneurship. Eisenach is also a managing director and a principal at Navigant Economics and an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches Regulated Industries. He writes on a wide range of issues, including industrial organization, communications policy and the Internet, government regulations, labor economics and public finance. He has also taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
He is the author or co-author of eight books, including The Digital Economy Fact Book, The Telecom Revolution: An American Opportunity, and America's Fiscal Future: Controlling the Federal Deficit in the 1990s. In addition, he has edited or co-edited five books, including Communications Deregulation and FCC Reform: What Comes Next? and Competition, Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly: Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals as well as in news outlets including Forbes, Investors Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times.
Prior to joining Navigant Economics, Eisenach served as Chairman of Empiris LLC, and previously as Chairman of Criterion Economics and of CapAnalysis, LLC. Among his other previous affiliations, Dr. Eisenach has served as President and Senior Fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation; as a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Hudson Institute; as a consultant to the U.S. Sentencing Commission (on corporate sentencing guidelines); and, as a member of the 1980-81 Reagan-Bush Transition Team on the Federal Trade Commission, the 2000-2001 Bush-Cheney Transition Team on the Federal Communications Commission, the Virginia Governor's Commission on E-Communities, and the Virginia Attorney General's Task Force on Identity Theft. He is currently Vice President, Education and Member of the Audit Committee of the Economic Club of Washington and serves on the advisory boards of Intelligent Grid Solutions, the Pew Project on the Internet and American Life, and Washington Mutual Investors Fund.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College.