Denise Hearn

Denise is a Senior Fellow at the American Economic Liberties Project and Co-Lead of the Access to Markets Initiative. She is an author, advisor, and a recognized leader in new economic thinking.

Denise is co-author of The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition — named one of the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2018 and endorsed by two Nobel Prize winners. The book explores corporate industrial concentration and its effects on workers, consumers, economic dynamism, and inequality. Her writing has been featured in publications like the Financial Times, Quartz, The Globe and Mail, and The Washington Post. She has presented to over 50,000 people globally at venues including: The Oxford Union, a Canadian Parliamentary Standing Committee, Bloomberg Beta, The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club, and The Goethe Institute.

Denise has worked across diverse fields including: education, social finance and investment strategy. She has helped build new impact investment models in Canada, create the world’s first Trustmark for Sharing Economy companies in the UK, and she was a Fellow in the Alt/Now: Economic Inequality residency program at the Banff Centre. Previously, Denise worked at Variant Perception — a global macroeconomic research and investment strategy firm based in London.

She has an MBA from the Oxford Saïd Business, where she co-chaired the Social Impact Oxford Business Network, and has a BA in International Studies from Baylor University.