Internet Economist Joins NERA Economic Consulting

15 January 2014

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that Dr. Jeffrey A. Eisenach has joined the firm's Communications Networks and Media Group as a Senior Vice President.

"Dr. Eisenach is a welcome addition to NERA's team of digital communications experts," said NERA President Dr. Lawrence Wu. "His over 30 years of communications, broadcast, and other communications industry experience, his expertise in economic analysis of competition and other regulatory issues in high-tech markets  and his extensive academic, government, and consulting background will greatly benefit NERA's global clients."

"We are pleased to have someone of Dr. Eisenach's stature and outstanding reputation joining NERA's global team of world-class communications experts," said Dr. Christian Dippon, Vice President and Communications Networks and Media Group Head. "He is a leading authority on the communications industry, and his joining the firm further strengthens NERA's position as a leader in the economics of digital communications."

Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Eisenach was a Managing Director at Navigant Economics. He has previously held senior positions at the White House Office of Management and Budget and the US Federal Trade Commission. He has also been a faculty member at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Currently, Dr. Eisenach is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Dr. Eisenach has authored or edited 19 books and monographs, including Broadband Competition in the Internet Ecosystem, The Impact of State Employment Policies on Job Growth: A 50-State Review, The Digital Economy Fact Book 2002, Privacy Online: A Report on the Information Practices and Policies of Commercial Web Sites, Competition, Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly: Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace, and America's Fiscal Future 1991: The Federal Budget's Brave New World. He has been frequently published in scholarly journals and quoted in business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, and Investor's Business Daily. Dr. Eisenach holds a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia and a BA in economics from Claremont McKenna College.

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