Professor Eli Noam
Professor Eli Noam is Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) at Columbia Business School, New York, and has been Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School since 1976
Professor Eli Noam is Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) at Columbia Business School, New York, and has been Professor of Economics and Finance at 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. CITI is a university-based research centre 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 Entertainment, Communications, and Media 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.
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, most recently the book 'Media Ownership and Concentration' (Oxford University Press, 2009). He has served on the editorial boards of Columbia University Press as well as of several academic journals.
Professor Noam was a member of the advisory boards for the Federal government's FTS-2000 telecommunications network, the IRS's computer system reorganization, the National Computer Systems Laboratory and of the National Research Council. He was appointed by the White House to the President's IT advisory Committee, and he also served on governmental boards in Ireland and Sweden. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the World Economic Forum.
He received an AB (Phi Beta Kappa), MA, PhD (Economics) and JD from Harvard University, and was awarded honorary doctorates from the universities of Munich and Marseille.
Positions held at the OII
- Advisory Board Member, September 2002 - November 2012
- Noam, E., Hay, D., Baye, M.R. and Morgan, J. (2003) The Internet: Still Wide Open and Competitive? Oxford Internet Institute Internet Issue Brief No. 1, University of Oxford.
A Decade in Internet Time: Eli Noam
Recorded: 22 September 2011 Duration: 00:18:16
Eli Noam's keynote at the plenary session "A Decade in Internet Time" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Oxford Internet Institute.
Recorded: 13 November 2008 Duration: 01:03:51
By investigating price and capacity trends over the past century, Eli Noam shows that it is possible to predict the type, style, and genres of media content of a future ultra-broadband infrastructure, which allows a richer, more bit-intensive content