Dr. Giulia McHenry joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as the Chief Economist in November 2015. She is an expert in the economics of the Internet, telecommunications, and media. She advises and has written reports on a range of issues including broadband policy and adoption, the digital economy, cross border data flows, and the economics of spectrum and spectrum management. Prior to joining NTIA, Dr. McHenry was a Senior Associate at The Brattle Group, where she focused on telecommunication matters, prepared expert reports and coauthored papers related to spectrum management and valuation, broadband deployment, regulatory proceedings, Universal Service Fund, and competition policy. She presented economic analyses to the Federal Communications Commission, and U.S. Congressional staff on behalf of clients in various regulatory proceedings.
Dr. McHenry received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland in 2009. She specialized in microeconomics, both applied and empirical methods. In particular, she focused on network theory and industrial organization. Her dissertation addressed issues related to social networking and entrepreneurship successful.