Ian Hathaway

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Ian Hathaway is a Board Member and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Entrepreneurship. He is also a Co-Founder of the organization.

He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a research fellow at the Technology and Policy Research Initiative at Boston University, and an adjunct professor at New York University.

Ian has published for prominent research institutions, universities, non-profits, and businesses, and is regularly cited in leading press outlets for his views and research on entrepreneurship, including in The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among many others.

He has also been an advisor to organizations in the information technology, media, life sciences, venture capital, non-profit, government, and education sectors, on a range of research, public policy, and strategy issues.

Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve, World Trade Organization, and Bloomberg, and founded Ennsyte Economics. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics and political economy.

Ian’s Recent Writings

April 14, 2020

Call for Input: Local Policies to Support Economic Development via Entrepreneurship

This is a call for input for a brief survey on local policies or programs to support startup community development. I use...

  1. Innovation
  2. Talent
March 31, 2020

The New Business Preservation Act and the Tradition of U.S. Federal Government Support for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

Earlier this month, a group of U.S. Senators led by Amy Klobuchar introduced the New Business Preservation Act to...

  1. Capital
  2. Innovation
  3. Regulation
  4. Talent
  5. Taxes
January 6, 2020

The Myth of the Young Startup Founder

In February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg famously launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room at the age of 19. By that summer,...

  1. Innovation
  2. Talent