The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has announced that former Bain Capital partner Edward Conard has joined the conservative think tank as a visiting scholar. 

“Ed’s thoughtful thinking and writing about the relationship between investment, risk taking, income inequality, and economic growth provides a useful corrective to a great deal of the very popular — and very wrong — conventional wisdom about how America’s economy functions,” said AEI president Arthur Brooks in a statement.

At AEI, Conard will study the effect of taxes, government policies and finance on risk-taking and innovation.

Conard is author of The New York Times best-selling book, “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told about the Economy is Wrong.” As a former partner at Bain Capital from 1993 to 2007, Conard led the firm’s acquisitions of large industrial companies. He also headed the industrial practice at Bain & Company.