Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D.

Affiliate Scholar
Acton Institute

Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D., is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the vice president for academic affairs at The Fund for American Studies. Previously, Dr. Bradley served as the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where she continues research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. In addition to her work with TFAS, she is a professor of economics at The Institute for World Politics and has previously taught at Grove City College, Georgetown University, and Charles University Prague. She is currently an Acton affiliate scholar and a visiting scholar. She is also a lecturer for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education.

Dr. Bradley is the co-editor and author of Counting the Cost: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty, and Be Fruitful and Multiply: Why Economics Is Necessary for Making God-Pleasing Decisions.

Dr. Bradley’s academic work ranges from the question of income inequality and economic freedom to the political economy of terrorism, with specific emphasis on the industrial organization of al-Qaeda. Her academic research has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes. She is currently working on a book that analyzes the political economy of al-Qaeda post-9/11. Based on her academic research, she has also worked as an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Terrorism Analysis.

Dr. Bradley received her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 2006, during which time she was a James M. Buchanan Scholar.

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Speaker Years:

2022,
2021,
2020,
2019