Michael Hendrix

Director for Emerging Issues and Research

As the director for emerging issues and research at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Michael Hendrix manages the Foundation’s research, programming, communications, and publications. He is project director of the Regulatory Climate Index, a barometer of the business environment in major American cities. He is also project director of the Foundation’s partnership with the startup incubator 1776 for Innovation That Matters, a study of innovative city economies. In addition, Hendrix implements the Foundation’s research program and nationwide events on data-driven innovation.

Hendrix writes on technology policy and urban ecosystems for various publications, including National Review, The American Conservative, and Business Horizon Quarterly, and is a contributor to the American Enterprise Institute’s Values & Capitalism project. He is the author of The Power of Prizes, a report on the future of innovation challenges.

Previously, Hendrix served as a fellow at the National Review Institute and as program assistant at the Center for International Private Enterprise, where he coordinated programs to institute market-oriented reforms around the world. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with an M.A. (Hons) in international relations and holds a certificate in strategy and performance management from Georgetown University. He began his undergraduate education at the College of William & Mary as a James Monroe Scholar.