Date: Thursday 9 September 2010
Time: 12:45pm - 02:15pm
Speaker: Iain Murray
Location: Charter Room, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ
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Robber Baron Government: Why the battle over economics has become a culture war in the US
Mr. Murray is Vice President for Strategy at CEI. He is the author of the best-selling book on environmental policy, "The Really Inconvenient Truths," and specializes in energy, environment, finance, trade, and science and technology policy.
Mr. Murray is Vice President for Strategy at CEI. He is the author of the best-selling book on environmental policy, "The Really Inconvenient Truths," and specializes in energy, environment, finance, trade, and science and technology policy. He is also an expert on the role of government, the EU and the UK, and the role of liberty in political thought.
He writes regularly for print and online sources, his CEI articles having appeared in The New York Post, Investors Business Daily, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Examiner and many other newspapers. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, the BBC and Al-Jazeera among other broadcast appearances. He has also given testimony to the US Senate. A veteran blogger, Mr. Murray contributes to National Review Online's Corner and Planet Gore blogs, and CEI's own OpenMarket. He also has a regular column on the Washington Examiner's Opinion Zone site.
Before coming to CEI, Mr. Murray was Senior Analyst and then Director of Research at the Statistical Assessment Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit that looked at how scientific and statistical information were used or misused by the media and policy-makers.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Mr. Murray immigrated to the US in 1997, after having worked at the British Department of Transport, advising Ministers on railroad privatization, the role of private finance in infrastructure investment and the role of transportation in the economic development of London.
Mr. Murray is also a Visiting Fellow of the British think tank The Adam Smith Institute. Mr. Murray holds a BA and MA from the University of Oxford, an MBA from the University of London and the Diploma of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.