Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

CEO and Founder
Robert L. Bradley Jr. is the founder of the Institute for Energy Research. As one of the nation’s leading experts on the history and regulation of energy markets, he has testified before the U.S. Congress and the California Energy Commission, as well as lectured at numerous colleges, universities, and think tanks around the country. Bradley’s views are frequently cited in the media, and his reviews and editorials have been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. Bradley is also a Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research and an Energy and Climate Change Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London. He is the author of eight books, including Energy: The Master Resource (2004); Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies (2011); and Enron Ascending (2018), where Bradley applies the classical liberal worldview to energy policies and related corporate controversies. Bradley received a B.A. in economics from Rollins College, where he also won the S. Truman Olin Award in economics. He received an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in political economy from International College. He has been a Schultz Fellow for Economic Research and Liberty Fund Fellow for Economic Research, and in 2002 he received the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award for his work on energy and sustainable development.

Areas of expertise: History of energy policy, history of the energy business, free market perspective on energy and environmental issues, public choice theory, resource economics, and social corporate responsibility