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Barry LYNN

  • Executive Director
  • Open Markets Institute


Barry C. Lynn is Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute. Over the last two decades, Lynn pioneered understanding of how the monopolies of the 21st century threaten our democracy, individual liberties, security, and prosperity. Lynn’s efforts to update antimonopoly law and thinking for the digital era have been fully embraced by the Biden Administration and have shaped the thinking of policymakers and thinkers around the world. His warnings on structural flaws in international systems predicted today’s supply chain crises, and his proposed remedies have been widely studied by the U.S. government, Europe, Asia, the IMF, and the OECD. Lynn developed his thinking in three books - End of the Line (2005), Cornered (2010), and Liberty from All Masters (2020), as well as numerous articles, speeches, and Congressional testimony. Lynn’s thinking has been profiled in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Politico, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS, and his work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, and Danish. Earlier, Lynn was Executive Editor of Global Business Magazine and a correspondent for the Associated Press and Agence France Presse in South America. He holds a BA in English from Columbia University.