Jeffrey A. Eisenach is a member of ITIF’s board.
He is a senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting. He is also co-chair of NERA’s Communications, Media, and Internet Practice; an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School, where he teaches regulated industries; and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he directs the Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy.
Previously, Eisenach 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.
Eisenach’s consulting practice focuses on economic analysis of competition, regulatory, and consumer protection issues. He has submitted expert reports and testified in U.S. federal court as well before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, several state public utility commissions, and courts and regulatory bodies in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America. He has also advised clients in some of the world’s largest information technology sector mergers.
He has written or edited 19 books and monographs, including “Broadband Competition in the Internet Ecosystem” and Competition, Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly: Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace. His writings have also appeared in scholarly journals such as The Review of Network Economics, as well as in popular outlets like Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to joining NERA, Eisenach was a managing director and principal at Navigant Economics, and before that, he served as chairman of Empiris LLC, Criterion Economics, and CapAnalysis, LLC. Among his other previous affiliations, 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 1980–1981 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.
Eisenach received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in economics from Claremont McKenna College.