Nicolas (Nick) Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation.
A senior policy analyst 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 legislation, energy efficiency and energy subsidies. He covers coal, oil and gas and renewable energy policy and articulates the benefits of free market environmentalism.
Loris has testified before Congress and been published and quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Times and Investor's Business Daily. His radio and television appearances include CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and National Public Radio. He is a prolific contributor to the energy and environment section of The Foundry, Heritage's policy blog.
A senior policy analyst since July 2013, Loris was a policy analyst specializing in energy and environmental issues such as the Keystone XL pipeline when he was named in spring 2012 to succeed Ronald Utt, a retiring Roe Institute colleague, as Morgan fellow. 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.
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 Arlington, Va.