Chief Economist, Internet Association
“Insights on the Emerging Internet Economy"
Dr. Christopher Hooton is an economist and policy expert specializing in economic development, technology and innovation, spatial analysis, and evaluation. He currently serves as the Chief Economist at Internet Association, a leading trade association for internet firms, and as a Senior Scholar at the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. His work is frequently featured in leading media publications including Reuters, the New York Times, TechCrunch, the Financial Times, and others.
Dr. Hooton has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank as well as other leading organizations and was formerly a Lecturer at the Social Science Research Methods at the University of Cambridge. He has also written two novels, entitled Observance and Peregrine East, and a travel memoir, entitled How to Backpack With Your Parents.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Hooton holds degrees from the University of Miami, the London School of Economics, and his doctorate from the University of Cambridge where he also served as the captain of the university’s boxing team.
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