Julian Morris is President of International Policy Network and formerly its Executive Director. He is Vice-President of Research at the Reason Foundation (www.reason.org) He was educated initially at Edinburgh University, where he gained an MA in economics. After successfully completing a Masters in environment and resource economics at University College London and a brief stint as an econometric forecaster for Commerzbank in Frankfurt, he took a research position at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in London. There he wrote and edited numerous monographs, including Global Warming: Apocalypse or Hot Air (with Roger Bate, 1994; winner of an Antony Fisher Prize); The Political Economy of Land Degradation (1995); Green Goods (1997) and Global Warming: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom (1997). He also published several journal articles and edited two books: Fearing Food (with Roger Bate, Butterworth-Heinemann: 1999) and Rethinking Risk and the Precautionary Principle (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000). While at the IEA, Julian gained an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a Graduate Diploma in Law from Westminster University.
Julian left the IEA in 2001 to set up International Policy Network. In 2002, Profile Books published his edited collection, Sustainable Development: Promoting Progress or Perpetuating Poverty. In addition to his role at IPN, Julian is a Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham and co-editor, with Dr Indur Goklany, of the Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development (www.ejsd.org). He is a Member of the Council of the School of Pharmacy (University of London), the Academic Advisory Council of the IEA, the editorial board of Energy and Environment, and the Boards of several think tanks. Julian continues to write for both academic and popular outlets and is a frequent contributor to discussions and debates in the media.