Ryan Bourne occupies the R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics at the Cato Institute and is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and Conservative Home. He has written on several economic issues, including fiscal policy, inequality, price and wage controls, and infrastructure spending.

His first solo book, Economics In One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through COVID-19, will be released in early 2021. He has contributed to numerous other books too, including Flaws and Ceilings: Price Controls and the Damage they Cause; Taxation, Spending, and Economic Growth; and A Fiscal Cliff: New Perspectives on the U.S. Federal Debt Crisis. He previously authored, along with Kwasi Kwarteng and Jonathan Dupont, A Time for Choosing: Free Enterprise in Twenty-First Century Britain.

Before joining Cato, Bourne was Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Head of Economic Research at the Centre for Policy Studies (both in the UK). He has extensive broadcast and print media experience, and has appeared on BBC News, CNN, Sky News, CNBC, and Fox Business Network. Bourne holds a BA and an MPhil in economics from the University of Cambridge.

Author website: https://www.cato.org/people/ryan-bourne

Published book:

Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning Through Covid-19 – 2021