Prior to joining Oxford, Beinhocker had an 18 year career at McKinsey & Company where he was a partner and held leadership roles in McKinsey’s strategy practice, its sustainability and resource productivity practice, and the McKinsey Global Institute. He has also held research appointments at the Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School, been a visiting scholar at the Santa Fe Institute, and an executive director of the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to his McKinsey and academic careers, Beinhocker was a venture capitalist with Summit Partners and a software entrepreneur.
Beinhocker writes extensively on economic, business, and policy issues and his work has appeared in the Financial Times, Newsweek, The Times, Harvard Business Review, and various academic journals. He is the author of The Origin of Wealth, one of Amazon’s “Top Ten Business Books” in 2006. Beinhocker is currently chairman of the Growth and Shared Prosperity Commission for the Institute for Public Policy Research.