Edward Conard joins AEI as visiting scholar

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur Brooks announced today that Edward Conard, author of the New York Times best-selling book Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told about the Economy is Wrong (Portofolio / Penguin, 2012) has joined AEI as a visiting scholar to continue his work on U.S. economic policy. In particular, Conard will study the effect of taxes, government policies, and finance on risk-taking and innovation.

A former partner at Bain Capital from 1993 to 2007, Conard led the firm’s acquisitions of large industrial companies. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Conard worked for Wasserstein Perella, an investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Earlier, he headed the industrial practice at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, and worked as a product and manufacturing engineer for Ford Motor Company. Conard currently sits on the board of Waters Corporation, and he previously sat on other public company boards including Sensata Technologies, Innophos Holdings, ChipPac, and Dynamic Details.

"Ed's thoughtful thinking and writing about the relationship between investment, risk taking, income inequality, and economic growth provides a useful corrective to a great deal of the very popular -- and very wrong -- conventional wisdom about how America's economy functions." said AEI president Arthur Brooks.

Edward Conard can be reached at [email protected] or through [email protected] (202.862.4880).

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