Michael Moynihan

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"Michael Moynihan has an uncanny gift for seeing into the future."


Dr. Michael Moynihan is currently the Chief Economist for New York City's Economic Development Corporation where he plays an active role in planning and carrying out the city's economic development strategy. Previously, he directed the Clean Energy Initiative at NDN, a Washington think tank and was on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and New York University's Wagner School.

In 1999, Moynihan founded the first Internet video sharing community and website, AlwaysonTV, pioneering such innovations as personal video channels. From 1996 to 1999, he served in the Clinton Administration where he held the Internet portfolio and advised Secretaries Rubin and Summers as Senior Advisor for Electronic Commerce. While in the Clinton Administration, he led successful efforts to pass the Internet Tax Freedom Act, helped negotiate e-commerce agreements on payments, taxation and other issues with the EU and Japan and oversaw the e-commerce efforts of Treasury's 140,000 employees. Prior to assuming the Internet portfolio, he advised Secretaries Rubin and Summers on a variety of other issues including managing debt crises, reforming the global financial architecture, balancing the budget and modernizing the IRS.

Dr. Moynihan has been a fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Robert C. Seamans Fellow in Technology and Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the William Bowen Merit Fellow at Princeton University. His doctoral dissertation was on the effect of energy prices on sprawl.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Coming American Renaissance (Simon & Schuster) and other books. His writing has appeared in Harper´┐Żs, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other publications.

Selected Works

Business and Technology
The Coming American Renaissance
"This book effectively rebuts doomsday books by Lester Thurow, Paul Kennedy and others."
-The New York Times
The Economist Intelligence Unit Global Manager
"Drawing from the experience of AT&T, Dow Chemical, Fuji, Xerox, and other multinational corporations, suggests how to train and recruit managers with international skills to run the various branches of a far-flung enterprise"
-Book News

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