Robert L. Bradley Jr.
Robert L. Bradley, Jr. is one of the nation's leading proponents of market-based, fuel-neutral energy policy. His publications and speeches are under the auspices of the Institute for Energy Research, a Houston-based think tank where he is president, and the Cato Institute, where he is an adjunct scholar. Bradley is also a senior research fellow at the University of Houston and the 2002 recipient of the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award.
Bradley is author of The Mirage of Oil Protection (1989), the two-volume Oil, Gas, and Government: The U.S. Experience (1996), described as "a landmark in regulatory studies," and Julian Simon and the Triumph of Energy Sustainability (2000). Bradley's books and essays deal with the entire spectrum of energy-policy issues, from the origins of electricity and manufactured gas regulation in the last century to the Department of Energy's civilian energy programs today. Bradley's public policy approach combines an understanding of the historical record with market-process economics and libertarian social theory.
Bradley's most recent book, Climate Alarmism Reconsidered, presents a multi-disciplinary case against regulating greenhouse gas emissions. His current book project, co-authored with Richard Fulmer, a primer on the history, technology, economics, and policy of energy, is entitled Energy: the Master Resource (2004).
Bradley is also a popular speaker on energy and business topics to lay and professional audiences.
Bradley received his Ph.D. in political economy (with distinction) from International College, an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston, and a B.A. from Rollins College, where he was the S. Truman Olin scholar in economics.