Skip Navigation

Nick Loris

Nicolas (Nick) Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation as well as a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.

Nicolas (Nick) Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation as well as a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.

A senior policy analyst in Heritage's Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Loris researches and writes about energy supplies, energy prices and other economic effects of environmental policies and regulations, including climate change legislation, energy efficiency mandates and energy subsidies. He covers coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear 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 and The New York Times, 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 Daily Signal.

A senior policy analyst since July 2013, Loris was a policy analyst specializing in energy and environmental issues 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.

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 Washington, D.C.  

Recent Articles and Publications

view all by this author
June 1, 2017
By Joseph Bast, Frederick D. Palmer, H. Sterling Burnett, Jim Lakely, Tim Benson, Bette Grande, S.T. Karnick, Tom Harris, Craig Idso, Laurence Gould, Thomas Walton, Nick Loris
"It’s been a long time since we had a president who cared as much about real science, energy policy, and the importance of economic growth" - Joseph Bast
November 15, 2016
By Nick Loris
Testimony shows allowing states to regulate energy on public lands will yield better economic and environmental results.
September 1, 2016
By Nick Loris
The doubling of U.S. oil production between 2008 and 2015 has come despite increasing federal restrictions on oil and gas production in the United States. These needless regulations hurt America.
August 17, 2016
By Nick Loris
H.R. 4504, the Energy Efficiency Free Market Act, revokes the Department of Energy’s authority to regulate household appliances under the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act while continuing to pre-empt state appliance efficiency standards.
June 9, 2016
By Nick Loris
Paper argues the U.S. Should Withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. President Obama's plans to reduce U.S.

2016 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
82%
of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
45%
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
“The Heartland Institute [is] the world’s most prominent thinktank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist
May 26, 2012
2.4 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2017
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
91 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching 14,711 guests
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week