Jeffrey Eisenach is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute where he focuses on telecommunications, internet regulation, and competition and policy issues in the information technology sector. Dr. Eisenach is also a managing director at NERA Economic Consulting and an adjunct professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University where he teaches a course on regulated industries.

Dr. Eisenach has served in a variety of senior positions at the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of Management and Budget at the White House. He has also taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and at Virginia Tech.

He is the coauthor of “An American Strategy for Cyberspace: Advancing Freedom, Security, and Prosperity” (AEI, 2016), and has been published in Forbes, The Hill, the New York Times and RealClearMarkets among others. His broadcast appearances include National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” Marketplace, and Fox Business.

Dr. Eisenach has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College.


  • Managing Director, 2017–present; Senior Vice President, 2013-17, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Vice President, Economic Club of Washington, 2011–present
  • Member, Board of Advisers, Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2002–present
  • Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, 2000–present
  • Managing Director and Principal, Navigant Economics LLC, 2010–14
  • Chairman, Empiris LLC, 2008–10
  • Chairman, Criterion Economics LLC, 2006–08
  • Chairman, 2005–06; Executive Vice Chairman, 2003–05, The CapAnalysis Group LLC
  • President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation, 1993–2003
  • Adjunct Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995–99
  • Executive Director, GOPAC, 1991–93
  • President, Washington Policy Group Inc., 1988–91
  • Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, 1989
  • Director of Research, Pete du Pont for President Inc., 1986–88
  • Adjunct Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 1985, 1988
  • Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Management and Budget, The White House, 1985–86
  • Special Adviser for Economic Policy and Operations, Office of the Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, 1984–85
  • Economist, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, 1983–84
  • Instructor, University of Virginia, 1983–84
  • Special Assistant to James C. Miller III, Executive Director, Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, and Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, The White House, 1981
  • Research Associate, AEI, 1979–1981


Ph.D., economics, University of Virginia
B.A., economics, Claremont McKenna College