Jeff Patch founded Iowa Intelligence, a West Des Moines-based research firm.

He is also an analyst with Capital Policy Analytics, a Washington, D.C.-based economic research and consulting firm. His research focuses on how state and federal policies—regulation, legislation, law enforcement and oversight—impact economies, markets, businesses and taxpayers.

Patch’s enterprise writing covers eclectic global legal, regulatory and political challenges that impact businesses and markets. Recent analyses include commentary on Reserve Bank of India data localization regulations’ impact on multinational financial and payments firms as well as commentary on the Malaysian prime minister’s meddling in foreign investment.

He has written news articles or analysis pieces for The FederalistThe Weekly Standard, the Washington Examiner, Morning Consult and RealClear Media Group outlets—, and He has published commentary in the Wall Street JournalReason Magazine, and the Quad-City Times.

Patch is a former Des Moines Register correspondent and staff writer.