President and Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise, American Enterprise Institute
Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank, where he is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise. Before becoming president of AEI in 2009, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University. Prior to working in academia and public policy, he spent twelve years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain. Brooks is a columnist for The Washington Post, host of the podcast “The Arthur Brooks Show,” and the best-selling author of eleven books on topics including the role of government, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise.