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. He has also taught at Columbia Law School and Princeton University's Economics
Department and Woodrow Wilson School, and has
been a virtual visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen, the
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 more than 20
Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School;
Director, Columbia University Institute for
Tele-Information; 1983-1987, 1991-present
1970 (Phi Beta Kappa); A.M. 1972; J.D. 1975;
Economics, 1975, Dissertation adviser: Martin
Other Academic Positions:
Visiting Professor, Princeton University Economics
& Woodrow Wilson School
Virtual Visiting Professor at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Selected Goverment Service:
York State Public Service Commission. 1987-1990.
Selected Government Boards:
Information Systems Modernation
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
National Computer Laboratory.
National Association of
Technology Committee; National Regulatory Research
National Academy of
Science Committee on Future of Broadband Communications, various
projects in media and communications
Commission on the Status of Women in Computing
Books (authored, edited and co-edited):
Telecommunications Regulation: Today and
Tomorrow. Harcourt, 1982.
Video Media Competition: Regulation, Economics, and
Technology. Columbia, 1985.
The Impact of Information Technologies on the
Service Sector. Ballinger, 1986.
Law of International Telecommunications in the
United States. Namos, 1988.
The Cost of Libel. Columbia, 1989.
Technology Without Boundaries. Harvard, 1990.
Telecommunications in Europe. Oxford, 1992.
Television in Europe. Oxford, 1992.
The Telecommunications Revolution. Routledge, 1992.
Asymmetric Deregulation. Ablex, 1992.
The International Market for Film and Television
Programs. Ablex, 1993.
Telecommunications in the Pacific Basin. Oxford, 1994.
Privacy in Telecommunications: Markets, Rights, and
Regulations. United Church of
Private Networks and Public Objectives. Elsevier, 1997.
Globalism and Localism in Telecommunications.
Telecommunications in Latin America. Oxford, 1998.
Telecommunications in Western Asia. Oxford, 1998.
Public Television in America. Bertelsmann,
Telecommunications in Africa. Oxford, 1999.
Real Options: The New Investment Theory and its
Implications for Telecommunications Economics. Kluwer, 2000.
Interconnecting the Network of Networks. MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2001.
Ownership and Concentration of American Media
TV over the Internet, Co-editor, Lawrence Elbaum Publisher, NY &
The Dark Side of the Internet, monograph.
Management of Media (textbook in the works)
Israel Air Force.
Six-Day War 1967, October War 1973.
U.S. Citizen. Born 1946. Married to Nadine Strossen,
National President, ACLU. No children. Radio Amateur Advanced Class.
Commercially rated multi-engine
New York and D.C. Bars;
Council on Foreign
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
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