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Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton

Board of Governors

Christopher Hooton, Ph.D. is the founding Chief Economist & Head of Research at Internet Association where he leads the organization’s economic analysis and research on the internet sector. He also serves as a Senior Scholar (non-resident) at the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. Dr. Hooton publishes research and academic work across a variety of media examining internet issues including sector identification methodologies, the internet’s economic contributions, and internet policy broadly.  Dr. Hooton’s broad research interests include the technology sector, economic development, spatial analysis, and evaluation. Prior to joining IA, he served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as other leading organizations. He also formerly served as a Lecturer on policy evaluation and evaluation research at the Social Science Research Methods Centre of the University of Cambridge.

Our Mission

The National Economists Club encourages the exchange of ideas on economics, business, and policy through meetings featuring high-profile speakers.

Members, mostly from around the nation’s capital, hail from business, government, academe, nonprofits, and international organizations. Luncheons, receptions, and other events are also designed for socializing and networking. NEC is affiliated with the National Association for Business Economics, is nonpartisan, and takes no policy positions