Vice President and Director of the Open Society Project
Brink Lindsey is vice president and director of the Open Society Project at the Niskanen Center. His current research focuses on policy responses to slow growth and high inequality. He has written on a wide range of topics, including trade policy, globalization, American social and cultural history, and the nature of human capital.
Prior to joining Niskanen, Lindsey worked for many years at the Cato Institute, most recently as vice president for research. From 2010 to 2012 Lindsey was a senior scholar in research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Lindsey is the coauthor (with Steven Teles) of the book The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality (Oxford University Press). His previous books include Human Capitalism: How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter—And More Unequal; The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture; Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism; and, with Daniel Ikenson, Antidumping Exposed: The Devilish Details of Unfair Trade Law. He has also edited two ebooks – Reviving Economic Growth and Understanding the Growth Slowdown. In addition, his writings have been published widely in major media outlets.
Lindsey earned an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.