Arthur C. Brooks has been the president of AEI since January
1, 2009. Previously, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of
Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. He is
the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics
ranging from the economics of the arts to military operations
research. His most recent book is the New York Times
bestseller "The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for
Free Enterprise" (Basic Books, 2012). Other books include
"The Battle" (Basic Books, May 2010), "Gross National
Happiness" (Basic Books, 2008), "Social Entrepreneurship"
(Prentice-Hall, 2008) and Who Really Cares (Basic Books,
2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks
spent 12 years as a professional French hornist with the City
Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles.