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 focuses 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.
Managing Director and Principal, Navigant Economics LLC, January 2010-Present
Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law, 2000-Present
Vice President, Economic Club of Washington, 2011-Present
Board of Advisers, Pew Project on the Internet and American Life, 2002-Present
Chairman, Empiris LLC, 2008-2010
Chairman, Criterion Economics LLC, 2006-2008
Chairman, The CapAnalysis Group LLC, 2005-2006; Executive Vice Chairman, 2003-2005
President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation, 1993-2003
Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1995-1999
Executive Director, GOPAC, 1991-1993
Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, 1989
President, Washington Policy Group Inc., 1988-1991
Director of Research, Pete du Pont for President Inc., 1986-1988
Adjunct Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985, 1988
Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Management and Budget, 1985-1986
Special Adviser for Economic Policy and Operations, Office of the Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, 1984-1985
Economist, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, 1983-1984
Instructor, University of Virginia, 1983-1984
Special Assistant to James C. Miller III, Office of Management and Budget/Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, 1981
Research Associate, AEI, 1979-1981
Ph.D., economics, University of Virginia B.A., economics, Claremont McKenna College
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