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Eli M. Noam

Eli M. Noam

Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976, and its Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility. Served for three years as a Commissioner for Public Services of New York State. Appointed by the White House to the President’s IT Advisory Committee. Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, a research center focusing on management and policy issues in telecommunications, internet, and electronic mass media. He has also taught at Columbia Law School, Princeton University’s Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School, and the University of St. Gallen, and is active in the development of electronic distance education. Noam has published 29 books and over 350 articles in economics journals, law reviews, and interdisciplinary journals, and has been a regular columnist for the Financial Times online edition. His recent books include Broadband Networks and Smart Grids ( Springer, 2013); Media Ownership and Concentration in America (Oxford, 2009); Peer to Peer Video (Springer, 2008); and Ultrabroadband (IDATE, 2008). He is completing a 4-volume series on Media Management, and leads a 30-country team on international media ownership. He is Chairman of the International Media Management Academic Association.

Noam has been a member of advisory boards for the Federal government’s telecommunications network, and of the IRS computer system, of the National Computer Systems Laboratory, the National Commission on the Status of Women in Computing, the Governor’s Task Force on New Media, and of the Intek Corporation. His academic, advisory, and non-profit board and trustee memberships include the Nexus Mundi Foundation (Chairman), the Oxford Internet Institute (until 2013), Jones International University (the first accredited online university), the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Minority Media Council, and several committees of the National Research Council. He served on advisory boards for the governments of Ireland and Sweden. Noam is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a commercially rated pilot. He served in the Israel Air Force in the 1967 and 1973 wars, and is an active search and rescue pilot with the U.S.Civil Air Patrol (1st Lt.). He is married to Nadine Strossen, a law professor and national president of the American Civil Liberties Union for 18 years.

He received the degrees of BA, MA, Ph.D (Economics) and JD from Harvard University, and honorary doctorates from the University of Munich (2006) and the University of Marseilles (2008). Contact: noam@columbia.edu.