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Over the last thirty years he has consulted for companies including Bank of America, Knowledge Universe, Bell Canada. The son of concentration camp survivors, he was born in 1947 in Romania, and immigrated to Israel where he served in the Israeli Army during both the Six Day War and Yom Kippur War.
At the core of his economic model is the view that the metaphysical trumps the physical, with human capital the source of true wealth creation around the world. Physical wealth, as in wealth that comes from the ground is not portable, which means it can easily be taxed, or worse, expropriated. His most recent book, A World of Chance argues that at one time gambling fulfilled roles performed by venture capital and banking do today, and that modern financial institutions retain a strong gambling core. The book shows how people dealt with uncertainty and risk since Antiquity, how they rationalized a variety of beliefs and institutions that made it appear that decisions had some solid backing; how people in fact made decisions on a variety of issues linked to finance, gambling, insurance, religion and politics, and, last but not least, he offers his own view of human nature, linking risk taking to trial and error, and venturing into the uncertain. His views have not much in common with either economists' orthodox views of 'risk aversion, or the so-called behavioral approach. Brenner confronts with view with a wide range of facts and events - and no laboratory experiments. As he puts it, people can neither make nor lose millions in laboratories
In his 2002 book, Force of Finance, Brenner notes that economic success in certain countries often results from "political blunders of other nations," that lead "to the rapid outflow of both capital and talented people." Brenner cites Hong Kong as one beneficiary of a talented human inflow, a city with notably nothing in the way of natural wealth to redistribute. To prosper there, "one must use one's brains for a living", and as "brains are mobile, you can't tax them too much." This was also the reason Amsterdam, Singapore, Israel and Florida prospered and why post World War II Germany was able to rebuild.On the capital side of the ledger, Brenner writes that these countries have prospered because they have kept their capital markets open, something they did in part because they happened not to have natural resources on which they could collect rents. The book also discusses the various monetary policy options, pointing out the flaws in inflation rate targeting and floating exchange rates, and suggests that economists have misunderstood the proper role of gold, and reaches the conclusion that it should be serve as an alarm signal. Brenner also integrates his views about democratization of capital markets and entrepreneurship with issues such as nationalism and tolerance, as well as with details about political institutions that can best maintain accountability, illustrating the latter with Swiss' unique "direct democracy."
In addition to Force of Finance, Reuven Brenner is the author of seven other books. Labyrinths of Prosperity helps to explain among other things why the Dutch are seen as frugal, why education spending rose in the United States after 1958, and why Russians refrained from buying apartments there after the U.S.S.R.'s collapse. For the macro-focused, he points out that statistics such as GDP sustain "the illusion that prosperity is necessarily linked with territory, national units, and government spending in general." For those skeptical about government measures of inflation, his discussion of the inherent flaws of CPI is particularly eye-opening. It's about why the Keynesian get it completely wrong, that the paradox of savings is not at all what they capture in their models, and, since none ever discusses that in the last Chapter of the General Theory, where Keynes says that his views are in fact those of Bernard de Mandeville's Fable of the Bees (quoting from it extensively, and which has little to do with what now passes for his framework), it is not clear if they even really read the book.
In Gambling and Speculation Brenner makes a cogent argument for gambling legalization. He uses history and theory to cover all measures of risk taking, noting that risk-taking that is a daily part our lives.
In Educating Economists, Brenner and co-author David Colander discuss ways to improve the training of future economists. In the chapter Making Sense out of Nonsense, Brenner discusses what's wrong with the social sciences and academia today, and in two other chapters focusing on the main courses being taught in economics either being empty of content, or wrong.Rivalry: In Business, Science, Among Nations posits a theory of business enterprise that suggests risks are taken as a way to be outranked by one's peers in the hierarchical sense. The book also deals with antitrust, state owned enterprises, and advertising, showing how the latter saves significant search costs, and how recommendations of family and friends (the non-digital ones of the 1980s) were a good substitute for advertising.
His first two books, History - the Human Gamble  and Betting on Ideas  present his views on "history," by looking at facts and sequence of events that other historians and social scientists have not, and integrates Brenner's views of human nature, of experimenting with innovations in business, science, politics, with demographic changes. All combined in an entirely jargon-free text, lead to Brenner's view - and the title of his concluding chapter in the first book - that "Happy People Do Not Have a History."
In addition to his books, Brenner's articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, National Post (Canada), Financial Times, The Straits Times (Singapore), Asia Times, Dow Jones and Le Figaro (Paris). He also has a column at Forbes.
- Brenner, R., Brenner, G.A., and Brown, A., A World of Chance, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
- The Force of Finance, New York, Texere Publishing, April 2002, 224 pages (US version of The Financial Century, 2001).
- The Financial Century: From Turmoils to Triumphs, Stoddart Publishers, March 2001, 224 pages
- Labyrinths of Prosperity: Economic Follies, Democratic Remedies, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1994.
- In Pursuit of Canadian Prosperity, Montreal: McGill Faculty of Management, 1994
- Brenner, R. et Brenner, G.,Spéculation et jeux de hasard – Une histoire de l’homme par le jeu, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 1993.
- Brenner, R. and Brenner, G., Gambling and Speculation, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1990, pp. vii-286, published in French in Paris by Presses Universitaires de France, 1993.
- Educating Economists, Brenner, R. and Colander, D. (eds.), Ann Arbor, Michigan University Press, March 1992, pp. 1–294.
- History - The Human Gamble, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1983, Spanish Edition under the title La Historia, Albur del Hombre, published by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico - Spain, Fall 1989
- Rivalry, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1990, pp. vii-244, (paperback edition of book first published in 1985).
- Betting on Ideas, Chicago, Chicago University Press, (paperback edition of book first published in 1985), 1989, pp. ix-247.
- "Sport betting: the Donaghy File", Asia Times, (With Aaron Brown), June 2012, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/NF17Dj01.html
- "Eurozone needs a pre-nuptial," Asia Times, June 2012, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/NF01Dj02.html
- "Europe Has A Clear Choice: Either Leadership Or Bankruptcy,"Forbes, December 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/12/16/europe-has-a-clear-choice-either-leadership-or-bankruptcy/
- "On Thanksgiving, Private Equity And Wall Street Thanked," Forbes, December 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/12/01/on-thanksgiving-private-equity-and-wall-street-thanked-congress-and-the-fed/
- "The Stock Markets: Devices For Exposing Foolish Activities," Forbes, November 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/11/10/the-stock-markets-devices-for-exposing-foolish-activities/
- "The Keys To The Restoration Of Financial Order In Europe", Forbes, November 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/11/18/the-keys-to-the-restoration-of-financial-order-in-europe/
- "The Greek Referendum's Swiss Potential," Forbes, November 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/11/03/the-greek-referendums-swiss-potential/
- "Can A Demographic Makeover Rescue Greece?," Forbes, October 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/10/07/can-a-demographic-makeover-rescue-greece/
- "Weak European Country Character, And High-Priced Credit," Forbes, October 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/10/21/weak-european-country-character-and-high-priced-credit/
- "The 'Why' Of When Family Businesses And Countries Prosper," Forbes, October 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/10/14/the-why-of-when-family-businesses-and-countries-prosper/
- "To Understand True Economic Stimulus, A Re-Read Of Keynes ," Forbes, September 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/09/29/to-understand-true-economic-stimulus-a-re-read-of-keynes-is-necessary/
- "Want Less Inequality? Stop Subsidizing Schools And Universities," Forbes, September 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/09/15/want-less-inequality-stop-subsidizing-schools-and-universities/
- "Post-9/11, The U.S. Phoenix Never Rose,"Forbes, September 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/09/11/post-911-the-u-s-phoenix-never-rose/
- "Can Africa Become The Land Of Milk And Honey?," Forbes, August 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/08/04/can-africa-become-the-land-of-milk-and-honey/
- "A Restructuring Of U.S. Education Could Create Substantial Equity," Forbes, August 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/08/11/a-restructuring-of-u-s-education-could-create-substantial-equity/
- "From Immortality To "E-Mortality","Forbes, August 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/08/25/from-immortality-to-e-mortality/
- "The Real Junk Behind Government Defaults," Forbes, August 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/08/19/the-real-junk-behind-government-defaults/
- "Overseas Solutions To Washington's Budget Deadlock,"Forbes, July 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/07/28/overseas-solutions-to-washingtons-budget-deadlock/
- "Advancing Mispriced Credit To Individuals And Countries", Forbes, July 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/07/21/advancing-mispriced-credit-to-individuals-and-countries/
- "It's All About the Economic Incentives, Stupid,"Forbes, June 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/06/09/its-all-about-the-economic-incentives-stupid/
- "What Is 'Rich' In the World, And How Do We Tax The Rich?," Forbes, May 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/05/06/what-is-rich-in-the-world-and-how-do-we-tax-the-rich/
- "Swiss Direct Democracy: Good; Now What About California's?," (with Stephen Shipman),Forbes, November 2010, http://archive.is/20130123061301/http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/01/california-switzerland-direct-democracy-opinions-columnists-reuven-brenner.html?boxes=Homepagechannels
- "How The U.S. Can Avoid Japan's Lost Decades," Forbes, June 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/06/16/how-the-u-s-can-avoid-japans-lost-decades/
- "It's All About the Economic Incentives, Stupid," Forbes, June 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/06/09/its-all-about-the-economic-incentives-stupid/
- "Is There A Difference Between QE And Printing Money?," Forbes, June 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/06/02/is-there-a-difference-between-qe-and-printing-money/
- "Why Can't The U.S. Learn From Canada's Past Mistakes?," Forbes, May 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/05/19/why-cant-the-u-s-learn-from-canadas-past-mistakes/
- "Mispricing The Cost Of Credit For Junk European Countries," Forbes, May 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/05/12/mispricing-the-cost-of-credit-for-junk-european-countries/
- "Investing In A Convulsing, Uncertain World," Forbes, March 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/03/31/investing-in-a-convulsing-uncertain-world/
- "NPR Gives Us Another Look At Failure In The Arts," Forbes, March 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/03/10/npr-gives-us-another-look-at-failure-in-the-arts/
- "Cinderella Redux: The Unintended Consequences Of Social Security," Forbes,(with Gabrielle A. Brenner) February 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/02/10/cinderella-redux-the-unintended-consequences-of-social-security/
- "The Federal Reserve: Fool Me Once, Shame On You ...," Forbes, January 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/01/28/the-federal-reserve-fool-me-once-shame-on-you/
- "Ben Bernanke's Elixir: Mixing Monetary Nonsense," Forbes, January 2011, http://www.forbes.com/sites/leapfrogging/2011/01/13/ben-bernankes-elixir-mixing-monetary-nonsense/
- "2011: E.U. Countries--States Of Corruption," Forbes, January 2011, http://archive.is/20130123115859/http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/07/greece-iceland-euro-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "Internet Gambling: No Mere Roll Of The Dice", Forbes, (with Gabrielle A. Brenner), December 2010, http://archive.is/20130123065214/http://www.forbes.com/2010/12/23/online-gambling-economics-harry-reid-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "Leapfrogging: How Civilizations Progress And Make Smart Decisions," Forbes, December 2010, http://archive.is/20130123140002/http://www.forbes.com/2010/12/17/leapfrogging-economics-language-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "Keys To Economic Innovation And Rational Optimism," Forbes, December 2010, http://archive.is/20130123072737/http://www.forbes.com/2010/12/09/finance-economics-bill-gates-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "Rediscovering Monetary Policy Part II," Forbes, December 2010, http://archive.is/20130123102116/http://www.forbes.com/2010/12/01/gold-dollar-economics-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "Rediscovering What Money Is: Part I," Forbes, November 2010, http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/22/gold-dollar-contracts-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "As Access To Risk Capital Becomes Difficult, Emulation Lapses Into Envy," Forbes, November 2010, http://archive.is/20130123062956/http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/11/entrepreneurs-risk-capital-taxes-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "A Back-To-Jefferson Solution For The Housing Crisis," Forbes, November 2010, http://archive.is/20130123221413/http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/04/housing-economy-thomas-jefferson-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner-stephen-shipman.html
- "To Stabilize The Economy, Fix The U.S. Dollar," Forbes, October 2010, http://archive.is/20130123070626/http://www.forbes.com/2010/10/28/dollar-china-gold-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "The Vanishing Middle Class--And The Lasting Remedies," Forbes, October 2010, http://archive.is/20130124085842/http://www.forbes.com/2010/10/19/employment-economics-middle-class-opinions-contributors-reuven-brenner.html
- "The Keynes Conundrum," (with David Goldman), First Things, October 2010.
- "Venture Capital in Canada: Lessons for Building (or Restoring) National Wealth," (with Gabrielle A. Brenner), Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 22, Issue 1:86-98, Winter 2010, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1581818
- "Our Muddled Masses ," First Things, December 2009.
- "We need a stable monetary anchor," Financial Post, December 3, 2009, http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/tags/Reuven+Brenner/default.aspx
- " The Needle’s Eye: Why America’s Economic Recovery Needs the Global South ," (with David Goldman), First Things, November 2009.
- "As the world float," Financial Post, November 24, 2009, http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/11/24/as-the-world-floats.aspx
- "The only solution," Financial Post, September 24, 2009, http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2008/09/24/the-only-solution.aspx
- "The Right Solution--For Right Now," Forbes, October 14, 2008, http://archive.is/20130126212227/http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/14/banks-lending-dollar-oped-cx_rb_1014brenner.html
- "Back To Basics," Forbes, September 17, 2008, http://www.forbes.com/2008/09/17/market-ratings-accountability-oped-cx_rb_0917brenner.html
- "Dollar Bears," Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2008, http://poorbuthappy.com/yourthing/post/dollar-bears--wsj-march-18-2008/
- "Gambling has been falsely demonised for centuries," (with Ira Terk) Financial Times, October 4, 2006, http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8c4d85b0-53ce-11db-8a2a-0000779e2340.html
- "The Phoenix Will Rise," National Review Online, September 12, 2006, http://article.nationalreview.com/290667/the-phoenix-will-rise/reuven-brenner
- "The Fed’s CPI Target Has Gotta Go," National Review Online, September 1, 2006, http://article.nationalreview.com/289777/the-feds-cpi-target-has-gotta-go/reuven-brenner
- "What’s Wrong with Fed Policy?" (with Martin Fridson), National Review Online, July 17, 2006, http://article.nationalreview.com/285653/whats-wrong-with-fed-policy/reuven-brenner-and-martin-fridson
- "Demographic Self-Indulgence and Its Remedy," American Spectator, May 4, 2006, http://spectator.org/people/reuven-brenner/article.xml
- "The Three Year Plan," American Spectator, September 13, 2005, http://spectator.org/archives/2005/09/13/the-three-year-plan
- "US dollar: Accidents Waiting to Happen," Cato Journal, May 2005: 316-32, http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj26n2/cj26n2-10.pdf
- "Unsettled civilizations: How the US can handle Iraq," Asia Times, June 23, 2004, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FF23Aa01.html
- "Oiling the wheels of a tribal society ", Asia Times, November 20, 2003, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EK20Ak01.html
- "Betting On Ideas (Terror Futures Markets)," Blackelectorate.com, August 30, 2003, http://www.blackelectorate.com/articles.asp?ID=937
- "Perception and Reality: Oiling the wheels of a tribal society," Asia Times Online, 2003, URL: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EK20Ak01.html
- " Gambling And Religion ," (with Gabrielle A. Brenner), Blackelectorate.com, January 9, 2003, http://www.blackelectorate.com/articles.asp?ID=779
- "Patents, Tort And Antitrust- A Deal? ," Blackelectorate.com, November 27, 2002, http://www.blackelectorate.com/articles.asp?ID=749
- "Another Option on Options," (with Donald L. Luskin), Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2002, http://www.trendmacro.com/luskin/pdf/20020903TrendMacroLuskinBrennerWSJ.pdf
- "Prosperity and the democratization of capital," Forbes, April 16, 2001, http://archive.is/20130124134243/http://www.forbes.com/global/2001/0416/090.html
- "Why society needs "irrational exuberance" - and what this implies about valuations and monetary policy," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 2000, pp. 112-117.
- "La taxe sur les gains de capital :un énorme fardeau social," Institut économique de Montréal, December 1999, http://www.iedm.org/uploaded/pdf/brenner1.pdf
- "Camdessus never got it," Forbes, November 29, 1999, http://archive.is/20130123182855/http://www.forbes.com/global/1999/1129/0224087a.html
- "Unlocking Canadian Capital," testimony before the standing Senate committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, Evidence,Ottawa, Wednesday, November 24, 1999, http://oldfraser.lexi.net/publications/books/capital_gains/section_13.html
- "Depressing Krugnorance: Review of Krugman's The Return of Depression Economics", International Economy, July/August 1999.The version linked reprinted in National Post (Canada); Straits Times (Singapore). The article is integrated in Brenner's Force of Finance (2002). http://www.brookesnews.com/102806krugman.html
- "Getting out while the getting is good," Forbes, July 26, 1999, http://archive.is/20130123152236/http://www.forbes.com/global/1999/0726/0214109a.html
- "The road to freedom," Forbes, May 17, 1999, http://archive.is/20130124064933/http://www.forbes.com/global/1999/0517/0210090a.html
- "Where else will capital flow, if not to America?," Forbes, April 19, 1999, http://archive.is/20130123091754/http://www.forbes.com/global/1999/0419/0208085a.html
- "Currencies don't lie," Forbes, March 8, 1999, http://archive.is/20130124013342/http://www.forbes.com/global/1999/0308/0205059a.html
- "Review of Krugman's Depression Economics, 1999, originally published in International Economy, Financial Post, Strait Times etc, http://www.brookesnews.com/102806krugman.html
- "Canadian lessons for Euroland," Forbes, February 22, 1999, http://archive.is/20130123074158/http://www.forbes.com/global/1999/0222/0204025a.html
- "A modest proposal," Forbes, November 16, 1998, http://archive.is/20130123112518/http://www.forbes.com/global/1998/1116/0117025a.html
- "Land of opportunity," Forbes, October 12, 1998, http://archive.is/20130123125239/http://www.forbes.com/global/1998/1012/0114022a.html
- "Canada: Failure of Promised Land," Polyconomics, June 1998, 22 pages, http://www.cagecanada.ca/Business_vs_Government.php
- "The Causes Economic Growth?" Lead Article, Cato Policy Report, May/June, 1998: 1-12, http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v20n3/econgrowth.pdf
- "Asian Currency Crisis," Lead Article, Jobs and Capital, Spring 1998, 1-9
- "Gambling, Speculation and Insurance", Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, v. 9, no. 3, Fall 1996, pp. 118–28.
- "An Overlooked Explanation of the Declining Saving Rate", Empirical Economics, (with M. Dagenais and C. Montmarquette) v. 19, (1994), pp. 629–34.
- "Referenda and Initiatives: the Cure for Democracy's Spending Problem," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, v. 7, no. 2, (1994), pp. 108–116.
- "Dealing With Creativity, but Avoiding Disciplinary Metaphors: A response to tubenson and runco", New Ideas in Psychology, v. 10, no. 2 (1992), pp. 149–55.
- "Entrepreneurship in the New Commonwealth", Executive Forum, Journal of Business Venturing, v. 7, no. 2 (1992), pp. 431–40.
- "Extracting Sunbeams Out of Cucumbers: Or, what is bad social science and why is it practiced?", Queen's Quarterly, v. 99 (Fall 1991), pp. 519–53.
- "From Envy and Distrust to Trust and Ambition", Rivista Economica, v. LXXXI, serie 3 (June 1991), pp. 31–59. (in English and Italian).
- "Why is Opera More Exciting in Post-Communist Societies?", Queen's Quarterly, v. 99 (Winter 1991), pp. 1011–1016.
- (and Brenner, G.) "Gambling: Shaping an opinion", Journal of Gambling Studies, v. 6, no. 4 (1990), pp. 297–311.
- "Pays de L'est: d'abord les réformes légales, ensuite les politiques monétaires et macroéconomiques", Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines: Bilingual Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, v. 1, no. 3 (1990), pp. 253–77.
- "The Long Road From Serfdom and How to Shorten It", Canadian Business Law Journal, v. 17, no. 2 (1990), pp. 195–226.
- (and Brenner, G.) "Les Innovations et La Loi Sur la Concurrence", Actualité Economique, v. 65, no.1 (1989), pp. 146–63.
- (G. Brenner), "Intrepreneurship - Le nouveau nom d'un vieux phénomène", Revue internationale de gestion, September 1988.
- "The Earth was created 5770 years ago at 6.00 PM," interview with Krzysztof Nędzyński of Obserwator Finansowy, Obserwatorfinansowy, August 8, 2010, http://www.obserwatorfinansowy.pl/2010/08/02/the-earth-was-created-5770-years-ago-at-6-00-pm/
- "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," interview with Krzysztof Nędzyński of Obserwator Finansowy, Obserwatorfinansowy, July 12, 2010, http://www.obserwatorfinansowy.pl/2010/07/12/the-road-to-hell-is-paved-with-good-intentions/
- "20 pytań do ... Reuvena Brennera ," Forbes Poland, March 24, 2009, http://www.respectindex.pl/artykuly/sekcje/wydarzenia-archiwalne/20-pytan-do-----reuvena-brennera,2754,1
- "Talking Management, Reuven Brenner,"Globe and Mail, November 4, 2008, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/article720719.ece
- Interview with the American Creativity Association, August 26, 2004, http://www.amcreativityassoc.org/Articles/Barnes_interview_with_Brenner.pdf
- Questions and answers with Blackelectorate.com, Part II, September 26, 2002, http://www.blackelectorate.com/articles.asp?ID=706
- Questions and answers with Blackelectorate.com, Part I, September 25, 2002, http://www.blackelectorate.com/articles.asp?ID=705
- Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner and Aaron Brown, A World of Chance: Betting on Religion, Games, Wall Street. Cambridge University Press (2008). ISBN 978-0-521-71157-9
- Reuven Brenner, Force of Finance: Triumph of the Capital Markets. Texere (2002). ISBN 978-1-58799-130-1
- Reuven Brenner, Labyrinths of Prosperity: Economic Follies, Democratic Remedies. University of Michigan Press (1994). ISBN 978-0-472-06556-1
- Reuven Brenner and Gabrielle A. Brenner, Gambling and Speculation: A Theory, a History, and a Future of some Human Decisions. Cambridge University Press (1990). ISBN 978-0-521-38180-2
- David Colander and Reuven Brenner, Educating Economists. University of Michigan Press (1992). ISBN 978-0-472-06486-1
- Reuven Brenner, Rivalry: In Business, Science, Among Nations. Cambridge University Press (1990). ISBN 978-0-521-38584-8
- Reuven Brenner, History - The Human Gamble. University of Chicago Press (1983). ISBN 978-0-226-07402-3
- Reuven Brenner, Betting on Ideas: Wars, Invention, Inflation. University of Chicago Press (1985). ISBN 978-0-226-07401-6
- Faculty profile at McGill