Ryan Bourne

Ryan Bourne occupies the R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics at Cato. He has written on a number of economic issues, including: fiscal policy, inequality, minimum wages, infrastructure spending and rent control. 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). Bourne has extensive broadcast and print media experience, and has appeared on BBC News, CNN and Sky News, CNBC, and Fox Business Network. He writes weekly columns for the Daily Telegraph and a fortnightly column for the UK website ConservativeHome.

Bourne holds a BA and an MPhil in economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

 

 
Free Thoughts

Exploring Wealth Inequality

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Ryan Bourne, & Christopher Edwards on Jan 3, 2020

Many political leaders consider wealth inequality to be a major economic and social problem. Ryan Bourne and Chris Edwards join the show to talk about their new study that tackles this issue.

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From the Magna Carta to Brexit (with David Starkey)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Ryan Bourne, & David Starkey on Oct 25, 2019

David Starkey explains the origins of the UK Parliament so that we can understand how it differs from the U.S. government.