SOURCE: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

August 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Brink Lindsey Joins Kauffman Foundation as Senior Fellow

Economic Researcher and Author to Contribute to Kauffman's Growing Body of Work on Firm Formation and Economic Growth

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced that Brink Lindsey has joined the Foundation as a senior fellow in research and policy. Lindsey will use his expertise in international trade, immigration, globalization and economic development to identify the structural reforms needed to revive entrepreneurial innovation, firm formation and job creation in the wake of the Great Recession.

Lindsey joins the Kauffman Foundation from the Cato Institute where he served as vice president for research. While at Cato, he helped oversee the Institute's research agenda, developed new research programs and was the senior editor of Cato Unbound, a monthly web magazine, which he founded in 2005. From 1998 to 2004, he was director of Cato's Center for Trade Policy Studies, helping to make it a leading voice for free trade. An attorney with extensive experience in international trade regulation, Lindsey was formerly director of regulatory studies at Cato and senior editor of Regulation magazine.

"Brink brings to Kauffman incredible insight into how the American economy works, which is central to our mission of understanding and fostering a more entrepreneurial society," said Carl Schramm, Kauffman Foundation president and CEO. "His research and writing capabilities will contribute greatly to the Foundation's growing body of knowledge about entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth."

An accomplished author, Lindsey has written several books, including The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture; Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism; and, with Daniel Ikenson, Antidumping Exposed: The Devilish Details of Unfair Trade Law. He also is a contributing editor at Reason magazine. In addition, Lindsey's writings have been published widely in major newspapers and the leading policy magazines, and he has appeared frequently on television and radio.

"The Kauffman Foundation is a world leader in promoting entrepreneurial innovation and economic dynamism, issues that have long been at the center of my own research interests," said Lindsey. "I'm excited to be joining the team, especially at this critically important time. With the United States and much of the rest of the world struggling to recover from a severe recession, Kauffman's work to unleash entrepreneurship has never been more urgently necessary."

Lindsey earned an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students' math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and high school students set to open in 2011. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit, and follow the Foundation on and

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