Eli Noam is 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 communications, internet, and media. He has also taught at Columbia Law School, Princeton University's Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School, the University of St. Gallen, and the University of Fribourg. He is active in the development of electronic distance education. Noam has published 30 books and over 400 articles in economics journals, law reviews, and interdisciplinary journals, and is a regular columnist for the Financial Times online edition. His recent books and projects include: Who Own's the World's Media? (Oxford, forthcoming 2015), Media Ownership and Concentration in America (Oxford); Peer-to-Peer Video (Springer); Media Management (3-volumes, forthcoming); and the projects: A National Initiative for Next Generation Video; and Ultrabroadband.
Noam is the chairman of the International Media Management Academic Association, 2012-2014. He 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), Oxford Internet Institute, 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, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a commercially rated pilot, served in the Israel Air Force in the 1967 and 1973 wars, and is currently a search and rescue pilot with the 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: email@example.com.
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Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility Columbia Business School; 2012-present
Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; 1976-present
University Institute for Tele-Information; 1983-1987,
Harvard: A.B. 1970
(Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude thesis); A.M. 1972; J.D. 1975; Ph.D.
Economics, 1975, Dissertation adviser: Martin
Honorary Doctorate, Ludwig-Maximilian
University, Munich, 2006
Honorary Doctorate, University of Marseilles, 2008
Other Academic Positions:
Columbia Law School
Visiting Professor, Princeton
University Economics Department
& Woodrow Wilson
Virtual Visiting Professor at University
of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 1998-2000.
Visiting Professor, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Selected Goverment Service:
Commissioner, New York
State Public Service Commission. 1987-1990.
President's Information Technology
Advisory Committee (PITAC), 2003-2005
Selected Government Boards:
General Services Administration,
IRS, Tax Information
National Institute of Standards and Technology, National
National Association of Regulatory
Commissioners, Technology Committee; National Regulatory Research Institute
National Academy of Science,
on Future of Broadband Communications, (Report:, "Broadband: Bringing
Home the Bits")
Commission on the Status of Women in Computing
Task Force on New Media and the Internet, New York State
International Advisory Board to the National Agency ComReg
(Commission for Communications Regulation), Ireland
on the State of Telecom R&D
Boards and Advisory Boards (selective):
Electronic Privacy Infromation
European Institute on the
Telecom Scientific Advisory Board
International University (online college), Trustee
Minority Media Telecommunications
Nexus Mundi Foundation
for LDC IT development, Chairman
Oxford Internet Institute
DeSantis Center for Film Studies, Senior Fellow
International Engineering Consortium, Honorary Fellow
The Communications Review
Communications and Strategies
Information Law Series.
International Journal on Media Management
Law and Society Review (past).
Transborder Data Report.
Trends in Communications (co-editor)
Regulation: Today and Tomorrow. Harcourt,
Books (authored, edited and co-edited):
Media Competition: Regulation, Economics, and Technology.
The Impact of Information Technologies on the Service Sector.
of International Telecommunications in the United States.
Cost of Libel. Columbia,
Without Boundaries. Harvard,
in Europe. Oxford, 1992.
in Europe. Oxford, 1992.
Telecommunications Revolution. Routledge,
International Market for Film and Television Programs.
in the Pacific Basin. Oxford,
in Telecommunications: Markets, Rights, and Regulations.
United Church of Christ, 1994.
Networks and Public Objectives. Elsevier
and Localism in Telecommunications. Elsevier,
in Latin America. Oxford,
in Western Asia. Oxford,
Television in America. Bertelsmann,
in Africa. Oxford, 1999.
Options: The New Investment Theory and its Implications for
Telecommunications Economics. Kluwer,
the Network of Networks. MIT,
Cambridge, MA, 2001.
Television, Eli Noam, Jo Groebel, Darcy Gerbarg, editors
for the Mobile Internet, Dan Steinbock and Eli Noam (Artech,
Meltdown, Eli Noam (co-author), with Thomas Hazlett, Lawrence Lessig,
Richard Epstein (in Japanese, 2005).
Media Content and Services for Wireless Communications,
Jo Groebel, Eli Noam and Valerie Feldman, editors (Erlbaum,
Ultrabroadband: The Next Stage in Communications, Communications and Strategies, special issue, Co-editor, 2008
Peer to Peer Video as a Distribution Medium, Eli Noam and Lorenzo Pupillo, editors (2008, Springer)
Media Ownership and Concentration in America, Eli Noam (Oxford, 2009)
Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change, Eli Noam, Lorenzo Pupillo, and Johann J. Kranz (Springer, 2013)
Media and Information Management (3-Volume Professional Handbook)
Forthcoming Books and Books in Progress:
Media Ownership and Concentration Around The World (forthcoming, Oxford University Press)
The Next Generation of Television: The Cloud of Clouds
Broadband Nation: The Dark Side of the Internet
The Impact of Knowledge on the Firm
Ultrabroadband Networks and the Personal Media Cloud, editor
Air Force. Six-Day War 1967, October War 1973.
Civil Air Patrol , 1st
Lt., present, Mission Pilot for Search and Rescue,
New York Wing, Phoenix Squadron
U.S. Citizen. Born 1946. Married 1980 to Nadine
Strossen, National President, American Civil Liberties Union 1991-2008 and Professor of Constitutional Law, New York Law School.
Radio Amateur Advanced
Commercially rated multi-engine pilot.
New York and D.C. Bars; Council on Foreign Relations: Fellow, World Economic Forum.
The Columbia Institute for
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