Jeff Eisenach

Jeff Eisenach
Managing Director and Principal
Navigant Economics

Jeffrey A. Eisenach is a Managing Director and Principal at Navigant Economics, and serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee. He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School. Previously, he has served in senior policy positions at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the White House Office of Management and Budget, and on the faculties of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dr. Eisenach's consulting practice focuses on economic analysis of competition, regulatory, and consumer protection issues. He has submitted expert reports and testified in litigation matters, as well as in regulatory proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, several state public utility commissions, and regulatory bodies in Australia, Canada and South America. He has also testified before the U.S. Congress on multiple occasions. In 2006 he served as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice in ACLU v. Gonzalez, the landmark litigation on the constitutionality of the Child Online Protection Act.

He is the author or co-author of eight books, including The Digital Economy Fact Book, The Telecom Revolution: An American Opportunity, and America's Fiscal Future: Controlling the Federal Deficit in the 1990s. In addition, he has edited or co‐edited five books, including Communications Deregulation and FCC Reform: What Comes Next? and Competition, Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly: Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals as well as in such popular outlets as Forbes, Investors Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times.

Prior to joining Navigant Economics, Eisenach served as Chairman of Empiris LLC, and previously as Chairman of Criterion Economics and of CapAnalysis, LLC. Among his other previous affiliations, Dr. Eisenach has served as President and Senior Fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation; as a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Hudson Institute; as a consultant to the U.S. Sentencing Commission (on corporate sentencing guidelines); and, as a member of the 1980-81 Reagan-Bush Transition Team on the Federal Trade Commission, the 2000-2001 Bush-Cheney Transition Team on the Federal Communications Commission, the Virginia Governor's Commission on E‐Communities, and the Virginia Attorney General's Task Force on Identity Theft. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of the Economic Club of Washington and Intelligent Grid Solutions LLC, and serves on the advisory boards of the Pew Project on the Internet and American Life and Washington Mutual Investors Fund.

He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Recent Events and Presentations

April 26, 2013

A panel discussion on recent studies on the state of broadband competition in the United States.

June 1, 2011

A debate on government's role in promoting broadband adoption.

May 10, 2011

A panel explores how changes in the Internet marketplace are translating into new business models and industry structures.

November 21, 2008

A debate on the status of competition in the broadband market.