Eli M. Noam (b. 1946) is a professor of Finance and Economics at the Columbia Business School. Since he started working there in 1976, his time at the school was split by a brief stint as Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission. He has also taught at Columbia Law School, the Princeton University Economics Department, the Woodrow Wilson School (1975-1976), and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland (1998-2000). Noam returned to the business school in 1990 where he now serves as the director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, a research center at the school. CITI is a university-based research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and electronic mass media. In addition to leading CITI's research activities, Noam initiated the MBA concentration in the Management of Media, Communications, and Information at the Business School and the Virtual Institute of Information, an independent, web-based research facility. Besides the over 400 articles in economics, legal, communications, and other journals that Professor Noam has written on subjects such as communications, information, public choice, public finance, and general regulation, he has also authored, edited, and co-edited more than 25 books.
Noam is married to Nadine Strossen, National President, ACLU.
- Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; 1976-present
- Director, Columbia University Institute for Tele-Information; 1983-1987, 1991-present
- Harvard: A.B. 1970 (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude thesis); A.M. 1972; J.D. 1975
- Ph.D. Economics, 1975, Dissertation advisor: Martin Feldstein