Nicolas (Nick) Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and
regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage
In Heritage's Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Loris
researches and writes about energy prices and other economic effects of
environmental policies and regulations, including climate change and
"cap and trade" legislation. He also articulates the benefits of free
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 and National Public
Radio. He is a prolific contributor to The Foundry, Heritage's rapid-response policy blog.
Loris was a policy analyst specializing in energy and environmental
issues such as the Keystone XL pipeline in spring 2012 when he was named
to succeed Ronald Utt, a retiring Roe Institute colleague, as Morgan
"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, Va., longtime proponents
of free enterprise and limited government. Mrs. Morgan passed away in
Before joining Heritage in June 2007, Loris was an associate at the
Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, immersing himself for a year in a
market-based management program. His first media experience was as an
editorial intern for Townhall.com.
Loris received his master's degree in economics from George Mason
University in Fairfax, Va. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics,
finance and political science from Albright College in Reading, Pa.
Loris, who was born and grew up in Quakertown, Pa., currently resides in