Julian Morris joined ICLE as Executive Director in July 2018 overseeing the substantive output by ICLE staff, affiliated academics, and scholars of research and analysis on a broad range of issues related to economic and legal policy. In January 2020, Julian transitioned to Director of Innovation Policy to focus on developing and expanding ICLE research programs focusing on trade, financial regulation and fintech, sharing economy, automation, and AI.
Before joining ICLE, Julian was Vice President of Research at Reason Foundation. Prior to that he was Executive Director of International Policy Network, a London-based think tank which he co-founded. Before that, he ran the environment and technology program at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He has also been a visiting professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Buckingham (UK).
Julian graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters in economics. Graduate studies at University College London, Cambridge University and the University of Westminster resulted in two further masters’ degrees and a Graduate Diploma in Law (equivalent to the academic component of a JD).
Julian is the author of dozens of scholarly articles on issues ranging from the morality of free trade to the regulation of the Internet.