Michael Lowrey is a contributor to Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation.

Lowrey has written numerous articles for the foundation on topics such as economic policy, education, welfare, and transportation. His work has appeared in over 100 newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, The Charlotte Observer, The News & Observer of Raleigh, and The News and Record of Greensboro.

He is also the author or co-author of several Locke policy reports, including the yearly By The Numbers: Comparing the Cost of Local Government in North Carolina series and Flex Growth: A smarter option for North Carolina communities (2012).

Lowrey received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his masters in economics from North Carolina State University. He has also taught undergraduate classes at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and Wingate University.