Media Ownership Workshop - Policy Scholars’ Panel, 11/2/09
Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises
Mr. Furchtgott-Roth founded Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises, an economic consulting firm, in 2003. From 2001-2003, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth was a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Before his appointment to the FCC, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce and a principal staff member on the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Mr. Furchtgott-Roth has served on corporate and advisory boards. He is the author of dozens of publications and has authored or coauthored four books. Mr. Furchtgott-Roth received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and an S.B. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.