Avik S. A. Roy

Avik S. A. Roy

The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity | President

Avik Roy is the Policy Editor at Forbes and is President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP.org), a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts original research on expanding opportunity to those who least have it. Roy’s work has been praised widely on both the right and the left. National Review has called him one of the nation’s "sharpest policy minds," while the New York Times’ Paul Krugman described him as man of "personal and moral courage."

Roy also serves as the Policy Editor at Forbes, where he writes about a broad range of policy areas, including cryptocurrency, health care, and fiscal & monetary policy. He is a Senior Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center on health care, fiscal policy, and housing policy.

Roy’s writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington PostUSA Today, and The Atlantic, among other publications. He is a frequent guest on television news programs, including appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, Fox News, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, PBS, and HBO.

From 2011 to 2016, Roy served as a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Previously, he served as an analyst and portfolio manager at Bain Capital, J.P. Morgan, and other firms, where he invested in healthcare equities and equity derivatives.

He was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from high school in San Antonio, Texas. USA Today named him to its All-USA High School Academic First Team, honoring the top 20 high school seniors in the country. Roy was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied molecular biology, and the Yale University School of Medicine.