Barry Lynn

Executive Director
Open Markets Institute

Barry C. Lynn is Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute in Washington. He is author of Cornered (2010) and End of the Line (2005). His work has been profiled in The New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS, and he has published articles in Harper’s, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, The National Interest, and the Guardian. Lynn and his team have taken the lead in illuminating the effects and origins of America’s new monopoly problem, and in detailing how democratic societies around the world can protect themselves against concentrated 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 a hearing in the U.S. Senate 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.