Chairman of the Board
Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute. He wears many hats at the institute and travels extensively as ARI’s spokesman.
Brook can be heard on The Yaron Brook Show, which airs live on YouTube and Spreaker. He is also a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.
In addition to podcasting and speaking globally, Dr. Brook authors works that inspire critical thinking. His most recent book, “In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance,” makes the case that few industries are more vital to our prosperity – and more maligned – than the financial industry. Brook and coauthor Don Watkins explain why finance has faced so much criticism, and why, despite the conventional image of financiers as “greedy” and reckless, finance is a moral industry. Brook and Watkins also authored national best seller “Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government” and “Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality.”
Above and beyond his best-selling books, Dr. Brook is a contributing author to “Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea,” “Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism,” and “Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution — As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen”.
Brook was also a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.
Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States where he received his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded BH Equity Research, a private equity and hedge fund manager, of which he is managing founder and director.
Brook serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute and on the board of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.
Ayn Rand Institute
2000 – present
Founder, Managing Director and Chairman
BH Equity Research
1998 – present
Department of Finance
Santa Clara University
1993 – 2000
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government December 18, 2012
Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea May 12, 2010
“The Resurgence of Big Government” Fall 2008
Chicago Ideas Week: “Money the Root of All Good” October 17, 2013
Chicago Ideas Week: “An Independent Life” October 16, 2013
Debate at Ford Hall Forum: “Reaping Is a Virtue” November 07, 2012
Town Hall Seattle: Debate on Role of Government November 2011
Talk: “The Morality of War” September 09, 2004
“Capitalism Without Guilt”
“The Financial Crisis: What Happened and Why”
“The Morality of War”
“The Rise of Totalitarian Islam”
“Why Be Selfish?”
“Why Bad Economics Won’t Go Away”
“How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can Save Health Care”
“The Immorality of Government Medicine”
John Stossel Interview: “Capitalism vs Communism” February 16, 2015
“Apple’s Price-Fixing Case” June 08, 2013
Yaron Brook on Byline: “The Morality of Capitalism” May 07, 2013
The Right Side: “A Moral Argument for Capitalism” [KMVT]January 15, 2013
The Yaron Brook Show weekly BlogTalkRadio podcast launched January 2015
Yaron Answers Video Series May 13, 2014
Yaron Brook at the Steamboat Institute Freedom ConferenceAugust 23, 2013
“In Defense of Finance” February 15, 2011
“Is Rand Relevant?” [The Wall Street Journal] March 14, 2009
“Atlas Shrugged’s Timeless Moral: Profit-Making Is Virtue, Not Vice” July 20, 2010
“Why Are We Moving Toward Socialized Medicine” July 29, 2009
“Why the Glass-Steagall Myth Persists” November 12, 2012
“To Stimulate the Economy, Liberate It” February 14, 2008