Erik Peinert

Erik Peinert is the Research Manager and Editor for the American Economic Liberties Project. In this role, Erik works with Economic Liberties’ leadership and research staff to manage and coordinate the organization’s policy and research agenda.

As a political scientist, Erik’s work on antitrust, competition, and trade has been published in leading academic journals and presented at national and international academic conferences. His current book project, Monopoly Politics: Price Competition, Learning, and the Evolution of Policy Regimes, examines the long-term evolution of politics and policy around competition and market power in the 20th century in the United States and Europe. Looking forward, his research also examines the role of antitrust policies in trade agreements as a form of commercial protectionism.

Erik is an affiliated researcher at the Rhodes Center for International Finance at Brown University, and for the 2021-2022 academic year, a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC. Erik received a BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and MA and PhD degrees in political science from Brown University.

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