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Published on Feb 1, 2008
Eli Noam: Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School Eli Noam has been Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976. In 1990, after having served for three years as Commissioner with the New York State Public Service Commission, he returned to Columbia. He is the Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. CITI is a university-based research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and electronic mass media. In addition to leading CITI's research activities, Noam initiated the MBA concentration in the Management of Media, Communications, and Information at the Business School and the Virtual Institute of Information, an independent, web-based research facility. Besides the over 400 articles in economics, legal, communications, and other journals that Professor Noam has written on subjects such as communications, information, public choice, public finance, and general regulation, he has also authored, edited, and co-edited about 25 books. For a complete list of articles and publications by Eli Noam, please visit his complete curriculum vitae. • Present Positions: Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; 1976-present Director, Columbia University Institute for Tele-Information; 1983-1987, 1991-present • Education: Harvard: A.B. 1970 (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude thesis); A.M. 1972; J.D. 1975; Ph.D. Economics, 1975, Dissertation adviser: Martin Feldstein. Honorary Doctorate, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, 2004 • Other Academic Positions:
Columbia Law School Visiting Professor, Princeton University Economics Department & Woodrow Wilson School 1975-1976. Virtual Visiting Professor at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 1998-2000. • Selected Goverment Service: Comissioner, New York State Public Service Commission. 1987-1990. President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), 2003- • Selected Government Boards:
General Services Administration, FTS-2000 Network Selection IRS, Tax Information Systems Modernization National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Computer Laboratory. National Association of Regulatory Commissioners, Technology Committee; National Regulatory Research Institute National Academy of Science, Committee on Future of Broadband Communications, (Report:, "Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits") Commission on the Status of Women in Computing Governor's Task Force on New Media and the Internet, New York State