Brendan Brown is a monetary economist whose areas of special expertise include monetarism in theory and practice, Austrian School monetary tradition, European monetary integration, Japanese monetary issues, the global flow of capital, and international financial history.
He has developed unique tools for market analysis and recommendations for investment strategy based on a distillation of monetary economics and including insights from behavioural finance. He has applied these during a long career in international finance including the role of chief economic adviser to Mitsubishi (UFJ) Securities International.
He is an Associate Scholar at the Mises Institute (USA).
Brendan Brown has published many books on contemporary finance and financial history. His most recent book The Case Against 2 Per Cent Inflation (Palgrave, 2018) was launched in Autumn 2018 and has stirred much controversy. This follows in the footsteps of The Global Curse of the Federal Reserve (Palgrave, 2011) for which a new revised paperback edition was published in early 2013. The third edition of his Euro Crash: How Asset Price Inflation Destroys the Wealth of Nations (Palgrave) was published in 2014. A Global Monetary Plague (Palgrave) was published in 2015. Other titles of his previous books include Monetary Chaos in Europe 1914-31 which was re-issued in paperback in June (2012) by Routledge (original issue in 1986) and The Flight of International Capital (re-issued as e-book by Routledge in 2017, originally published 1987).
He received a PhD from the University of London, MBA from University of Chicago, MSc from London School of Economics, and an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University.
Dr Brown is a columnist with Nikkei Veritas (Tokyo) and a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Radio.