Eisenach Taps Telecom Expert & Former FCC Bureau Chief
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Progress & Freedom Foundation President Jeffrey A. Eisenach has selected Larry F. Darby, PhD, to serve as an adjunct fellow. The noted economist, telecommunications and regulatory expert and former chief of the Federal Communications Commission Common Carrier Bureau will focus his efforts on the connections between telecommunications policy and investment in advanced telecommunications facilities.
“Combining the insights and expertise gained as a regulator, investment banker, consultant and economist, Larry Darby is an excellent addition to our list of adjunct fellows,” Eisenach said in making the announcement. “The Foundation has a significant Communications and Policy Studies program headed by Senior Fellow Randolph J. May to which Larry will add experience and energy.”
Darby, who is a professorial lecturer in telecommunications finance at George Washington University, heads Darby Associates, a telecommunications consulting firm based in Washington. Earlier, he served as a vice president of Lehman Brothers’ Telecommunications Investment Banking Group in New York. Prior to his leadership positions at the FCC, he was a senior economist at the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy and taught economics at Temple and Indiana Universities. He earned his doctorate in Economics from Indiana University at Bloomington.
As a consultant, Darby advises a broad range of clients on issues in broadcasting, cable, domestic and foreign telephony, trade, technology and common carrier regulation. He has published widely, testified before Congressional committees and is currently at work on a book about regulatory reform and capital formation in the technology sector.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.