Brink Lindsey has written on a wide range of topics including trade policy, globalization, American social and cultural history, and the nature of human capital. His current research focuses on economic growth and the policy barriers that impede it.
In his years with the Cato Institute, Lindsey has served as director of regulatory studies, founder and director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies, and, currently, as vice president for research. He was a senior editor of Regulation magazine and he created and was the original editor of Cato Unbound. From 2010 to 2012 Lindsey was a senior scholar in research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
An accomplished author, Lindsey has written several books, including 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 newspapers and leading policy magazines, and he has appeared frequently on television and radio.
Lindsey earned an AB from Princeton University and a JD from Harvard Law School.