Who's Who of Top Executives

Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth

Harold Roth Furchtgott

Title: Senior Fellow
Company: The Hudson Institute
Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in economics.

Dr. Furchtgott-Roth began his career as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution in 1983, and in 1984, he started as a research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses. After remaining in this position for four years, he accepted a position as a senior economist with Economists Incorporated, where he worked from 1988 to 1995 and transitioned to the United States House Commerce Committee, where he served as a chief economist until 1997. From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Furchtgott-Roth acted as the commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission, and from 2001 to 2003, he was a visiting fellow to the American Enterprise Institute. Upon his departure, he founded the Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises in 2003 and continues to serve as the institution’s president. Since 2011, he has contributed to the Hudson Institute as a senior fellow.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Furchtgott-Roth attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1978. He concluded his academic pursuits at Stanford University, graduating with a PhD in 1986. In addition to his primary career, he has found success in his writing endeavors, co-authoring “International Trade in Computer Software” in 1993, “Economics of a Disaster: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill” in 1995 and “Cable TV: Regulation or Competition” in 1996. Dr. Furchtgott-Roth authored “A Tough Act to Follow” in 2006, and has contributed numerous articles to professional journals. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society. As a further testament to his success, Dr. Furchtgott-Roth has been featured in the fourth edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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