Iain Murray

Mr. Murray is Vice President for Strategy at CEI. He is the author of the best-selling books, “The Really Inconvenient Truths” and “Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You.” And he specializes in finance, labor, trade, energy, and science and technology policy. He is also an expert on the role of government, the EU and the UK, and the role of liberty in political thought. He writes regularly for print and online sources, his CEI articles have appeared in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Investors Business Daily, the Washington Examiner, and many other newspapers.

He has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, the BBC, and Al-Jazeera among other broadcast appearances. He has also given testimony to the US Senate. A veteran blogger, Mr. Murray contributes to National Review Online’s Corner to the Daily Mail Rightminds section. Before coming to CEI, Mr. Murray was Senior Analyst and then Director of Research at the Statistical Assessment Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit that looked at how scientific and statistical information was used or misused by the media and policymakers. Originally from the United Kingdom, Mr. Murray immigrated to the US in 1997, after having worked at the British Department of Transport, advising Ministers on railroad privatization, the role of private finance in infrastructure investment, and the role of transportation in the economic development of London. Mr. Murray is also a Visiting Fellow of the British think tank The Adam Smith Institute. Mr. Murray holds a BA and MA from the University of Oxford, an MBA from the University of London, and the Diploma of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

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