Joe Kennedy is a Senior Fellow at ITIF with a focus on economic policy. For almost three decades he has provided legal and economic advice to senior officials in the public and private sector. Much of this advice has been directed at public policies involving technology, competitiveness, and the social contract. He also consults privately on these issues.
Dr. Kennedy previously served as the Chief Economist for the Department of Commerce where he oversaw a staff of 15 economists and regularly briefed the Secretary of Commerce on economic issues including the financial crisis and immigration reform. He has held numerous other positions in government, serving on committees in both Houses of Congress and in the Executive Branch. As Senior Counsel for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations he helped oversee investigations of the credit counseling industry, music downloading, and the U.N. Oil for Food Program. As Senior Economist for the Joint Ec