Brooke Harrington is Professor mso at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Her research examines the social underpinnings of finance. Her book on global wealth management, offshore banking and tax—titled Capital without Borders—was published in September 2016 by Harvard University Press. Her previous books include Pop Finance: Investment Clubs and Stock Market Populism (Princeton University Press, 2008), and Deception: From Ancient Empires to Internet Dating (Stanford University Press, 2009).
Professor Harrington has consulted for major global firms, such as amazon.com and Bank of America, international organizations like the OECD, and governmental bodies, including the European Parliament and tax agencies in Europe and Asia. In addition, her commentary has been widely published in popular press—such as The Washington Post, The Guardian and The Atlantic—and she is a frequent guest on international television and radio news, including CNN and the BBC.
Professor Harrington’s work has been recognized by numerous research grants and awards, from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association and the Russell Sage Foundation. She has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, and is an accredited Trust and Estate Planner.
Prior to joining the faculty of the Copenhagen Business School, she was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Brown University, where she was awarded the highest honor for excellence in teaching. In addition, she has held visiting scholar positions at Princeton University, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, the Santa Fe Institute, the Max Planck Institute (Cologne, Germany) and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Professor Harrington holds a BA with honors in English Literature from Stanford University, as well as an MA and PhD in Sociology from Harvard University.