Nick Loris

NICK Loris, an economist, focusses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

He researches and writes about energy markets, energy subsidies, and policy ideas which will return the energy economy to a more market-oriented one. He also articulates the benefits of free market environmentalism in Heritage's Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies.

Mr Loris has been published and quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily, Baltimore Sun and Kansas City Star. His radio and television appearances include Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio. He is a prolific contributor to The Foundry, Heritage's rapid-response policy blog and has testified before Congress.

'Nick's work on energy has been crucial to advancing understanding of the need for reliable supplies of domestic energy, unfettered by reams of government red tape,' Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said.

The fellowship was endowed by retired real estate developer Herbert Morgan and his late wife, Joyce, of Arlington, Virginia, who have been proponents of free enterprise and limited government for a long time.

Mr Loris joined Heritage in 2007 and was previously an associate at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, immersing himself for a year in a market-based management programme. He received his master's degree in economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and holds a bachelor's degree in economics, finance and political science from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.