Jeffrey Eisenach is a visiting scholar at AEI. Eisenach has served in senior positions at the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of Management and Budget. At AEI, he focuses on policies affecting the information technology sector, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Eisenach is also a senior vice president at NERA Economic Consulting and an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches Regulated Industries. He writes on a wide range of issues, including industrial organization, communications policy and the Internet, government regulations, labor economics, and public finance. He has also taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Learn more about Jeffrey Eisenach and AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy.



  • Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting, January 2013 – Present
  • Managing Director and Principal, Navigant Economics LLC, January 2010 – January 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law, 2000-Present
  • Vice President, Economic Club of Washington, 2011-Present
  • Board of Advisers, Pew Project on the Internet and American Life, 2002-Present
  • Chairman, Empiris LLC, 2008-2010
  • Chairman, Criterion Economics LLC, 2006-2008
  • Chairman, The CapAnalysis Group LLC, 2005-2006; Executive Vice Chairman, 2003-2005
  • President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation, 1993-2003
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1995-1999
  • Executive Director, GOPAC, 1991-1993
  • Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, 1989
  • President, Washington Policy Group Inc., 1988-1991
  • Director of Research, Pete du Pont for President Inc., 1986-1988
  • Adjunct Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985, 1988
  • Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Management and Budget, 1985-1986
  • Special Adviser for Economic Policy and Operations, Office of the Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, 1984-1985
  • Economist, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, 1983-1984
  • Instructor, University of Virginia, 1983-1984
  • Special Assistant to James C. Miller III, Office of Management and Budget/Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, 1981
  • Research Associate, AEI, 1979-1981



Ph.D., economics, University of Virginia
B.A., economics, Claremont McKenna College