Gordon L. Brady

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Dr. Gordon L. Brady.


  • B.A. in Economics, University of North Carolina (1967)
  • M.A. in Economics, University of North Carolina
  • Ph.D. in Economics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1976)
  • M.S. in Law, Yale Law School (1981)

Career until 1990

  • 1979-1980: Chief of the Economic Analysis Division, National Commission on Air Quality
  • 1981-1982: Special Consultant on Regulatory Reform, National Science Foundation
  • 1982-1985: Senior Economic Policy Advisor, President's Council on Environmental Quality
  • 1985-1990: Senior Staff Assistant to Administrator, Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
  • 1990 Senior Advisor for Environmental Economics, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State [1]

Gordon L. Brady was Associate Professor and Director Environmental Studies at Sweet Briar College (Virginia) in 1994 when he was a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the pro-tobacco junk science report Science, economics, and environmental policy: a critical examination [2] published on August 11, 1994, by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI). Philip Morris was a sponsor of AdTI (see AdTI-Funding).

Robert D. Tollison was also a members of that Academic Advisory Board and both Mr. Brady and Mr. Tollison were co-authors of a book published in the same month.

In 1995 he was a 'Visiting Scholar' at the 'Center for the Study of Public Choice' at George Mason University while Robert D. Tollison was at that time the General Director of that center. [3] [4]

The Earhart Foundation gave in 2001 $20,000 to the 'Center for the Study of Public Choice' at the 'George Mason University' as a 'Fellowship Research Grant' for Mr. Brady with the description "During the fall of 2001 to complete preparation of a book on Duncan Black". [5]

Mr. Brady was a member of the Board of Scholars of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy.

Current Positions

Books and other Publications

  • Gordon Tullock, Robert D. Tollison, Gordon L. Brady, "On the Trail of Homo Economicus: Essays by Gordon Tullock", George Mason University Press, August 1994, ISBN 0913969737
  • Duncan Black, Gordon L. Brady , Gordon Tullock, "Formal Contributions to the Theory of Public Choice: The Unpublished Works of Duncan Black", Kluwer Academic Publishers, December 1995, ISBN 0792395565
  • Gordon L. Brady, "The Internet, Economic Growth and Governance", Institute of Economic Affairs, March 2000
  • Gordon Tullock, Arthur Seldon, Gordon L. Brady, "Government: Whose Obedient Servant? A Primer in Public Choice", Institute of Economic Affairs, September 1, 2000, ISBN 0255364822
  • Gordon Tullock, Arthur Seldon, Gordon L. Brady, "Government Failure: A Primer in Public Choice", Cato Institute, June 2002, ISBN 1930865201 [9]

Documents & Timeline

1994 Aug A Alexis de Tocqueville report "The EPA and the Science of ETS" has been funded by the Tobacco Institute. The author was Adjunct Scholar Kent Jeffreys, and the senior reviewer was S. Fred Singer, a Professor of Environmental Science (on leave from the University of Virginia) and a Senior Fellow at the Institute. The final report was scheduled to be complete mid-June and it would be entitled "Science and Environmentalism".

A confidential memo by the president of the Tobacco Institute, Samuel D. Chilcote, Jr., described how this secret tobacco-funded report was being used in legislative lobbying:

This morning Reps. Peter Geren (D-TX) and John Mica (R-FL) held a press conference announcing the release of a study by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution that evaluates the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) scientific principles used to justify policy decisions. Geren and Mica were joined by Cesar Conda, executive director of the de Tocqueville Institution and coauthors Dr. S. Fred Singer and Kent Jeffreys." [10]

"Press coverage included States News Service, Stephens Publishing and Cable Congress. Several congressional staffers also attended, copies of the Geren/Mica "Dear Colleague" letter, press release and the study are enclosed."


This report is part of a larger coordinated effort to blindside the EPA. A "panel of experts" was assembled to "peer-review" the report. Naturally the majority were people with identified links to tobacco-funded institutes and think tanks, and some who share the same small set of funders.

Academic Advisory Board:

Senior Staff and Contributing Associates
Rachael Applegate,   Bruce Bartlett,   Merrick Carey,   Cesar Conda,   Gregory Fossedal,   Dave Juday,   Felix Rouse,   Aaron Stevens

Ten of the 19 names of the Academic Advisory Board are members of the Cash for Comments Economists Network. At this time S. Fred Singer was a Senior Fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute, but they chose not to credit him with such close links.

These attempt to link the tobacco industry's problems to arguments about climate change were part funded by the Olin Foundation, Koch Family Foundations and Scaife Foundations.

  • 20 page Draft document sent to the Tobacco Institute [12]
  • The release about the final report (August 11 1994) It is now an attack on "environmental regulation" -- ETS, radon, pesticides and agricultural regulation, and the Superfund toxic waste cleanup program ... and based, supposedly, on the quality of the science used by the EPA. [13]
  • The final report was called Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination.' It had the approval of the Cash for Comments Economists Network. [14]

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