Executive Director, Open Markets Institute
Barry C. Lynn is President and Founder of the Open Markets Institute in Washington. He is author of Cornered (2010) and End of the Line (2005) in which he pioneered coverage and analysis of America’s new monopoly crisis. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS. Lynn and his team have taken the lead in illuminating the effects and origins of monopolization in the 21st Century, and in detailing how democratic societies around the world can protect their citizens against concentrated economic power. He and other members of OMI work closely with political leaders from both U.S. political parties, and with antimonopoly enforcers in the United States and Europe. Lynn’s critique of the “Chicago School” neo-liberal philosophy of antimonopoly has been the subject of hearings in the U.S. Senate and at the FTC, and of high-level discussions by leading legal and economic scholars throughout the antitrust community. His work on the flaws in the international trading system – especially the fragility of vital supply chains – has been widely studied in Europe, Asia, and throughout the U.S. government. Prior to launching OMI, Lynn worked at the New America Foundation for 15 years. Before that he was Executive Editor of Global Business Magazine and a correspondent for the Associated Press and Agence France Presse in South America and the Caribbean.