Edward Conard

Visiting Scholar

The author of the New York Times bestselling book "Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told about the Economy is Wrong" (Portofolio / Penguin, 2012), Edward Conard was formerly a partner at Bain Capital, where he led the firm's acquisition of large industrial companies. Earlier, Conard worked for Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He also worked for the management consulting firm Bain & Company, where he headed their industrial practice, as well as Ford Motor Company, where he worked as a product and manufacturing engineer. At AEI, Conard will continue his work on US economic policy - in particular, on the effect of taxes, government policies, and finance on risk-taking and innovation. 

Experience

 

  • Wrote New York Times bestseller, "Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told about the Economy is Wrong," 2008-12 
  • Managing Director, Bain Capital Inc., 1993-2007 
  • Director, Wasserstein Perella & Co., 1990-93 
  • Vice President, Bain & Company, 1982-1990 
  • Engineer, Ford Motor Company, 1977-1980

 

 

Education

 

  • MBA, Harvard Business School 
  • BSE, The University of Michigan

 

 

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