WASHINGTON - Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Ph.D., has joined ITIF's Board of Directors.
Dr. Eisenach is a Managing Director and Principal at Navigant Economics where he serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee. He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School. Previously, he held senior policy positions at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the White House Office of Management and Budget, and held positions in the faculties of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff over the years and have always found him to be an insightful and creative thinker about innovation and innovation policy. I look forward to his perspectives and input as ITIF works to enhance U.S. competitiveness, adoption of IT and effective innovation strategies," said Rob Atkinson, President of ITIF.
Dr. Eisenach's consulting practice focuses on economic analysis of competition, regulatory, and consumer protection issues. He has submitted expert reports and testified in litigation matters, as well as in regulatory proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, several state public utility commissions, and regulatory bodies in Australia, Canada and South America. He has also testified before the U.S. Congress on multiple occasions. In 2006, he served as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice in ACLU v. Gonzalez, the landmark litigation on the constitutionality of the Child Online Protection Act.
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.