Ian Hathaway

Senior Fellow

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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

September 2, 2020

The Relative Resilience of Venture Capital Deals During COVID-19 So Far

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in the U.S. in mid-March, two concerns emerged around venture-backed...

  1. Capital
  2. Innovation
July 29, 2020

The Startup Community Way: Five Lessons for U.S. Policymakers

My new book with CAE Advisory Board member Brad Feld published yesterday. The Startup Community Way: Evolving an...

  1. Capital
  2. Innovation
  3. Regulation
  4. Talent
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