Faculty & Research

Brian Barry

Brian Barry

Clinical Professor of Economics

Brian Barry is Clinical Professor of Economics and Executive Director of Chicago Booth's Initiative on Global Markets. The IGM looks broadly at global movements of capital, products and talent in the modern economy, by examining how these markets work, their effects, and the way they interact with policies and institutions.

Barry was a journalist for The Economist from 1994 to 2007, acting as a US correspondent, Tokyo bureau chief, Southeast Asia correspondent, management correspondent in London, and finance-and-economics correspondent in Washington. As a US correspondent, he traveled broadly across the American interior, writing about politics, business, and economic and social trends.

Barry attended Swarthmore College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in political science and graduated with honors in 1989. He earned a master of science degree from the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business in 1994, where he also received a National Doctoral Fellowship.


2020 - 2021 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
33471 Business, Politics, and Ethics 2021  (Winter)
33471 Business, Politics, and Ethics 2021  (Spring)
42003 Literature and Strategic Leadership 2020  (Autumn)
42003 Literature and Strategic Leadership 2021  (Winter)

Other Interests

Scuba diving, travel, cycling, conversation, Chicago.


Research Activities

Business and politics; Asia; global markets; global integration and public policy.

“Why Policies to Cut Energy Use Are Badly Designed,” Bloomberg (February 8, 2012).

“Beware China’s Political Bubble,”, Bloomberg (June 16, 2011).

Keeping the lights on: a survey of South Korea, The Economist (April 17, 2003).

"The faltering firefighter: a survey of Indonesia," The Economist (July 6, 2000).

"Investors unite: a survey of Fund Management," The Economist (October 23, 1997).