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Anne Bradley 

Academic Director and Professor


Dr. Anne Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and TFAS academic director.

Through this full-time position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and FTE economic education programs through courses, seminars, videos and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses. In addition to her role as a fellow and academic director, Dr. Bradley continues to teach impactful economics courses to TFAS students and consistently receives outstanding marks in students’ post-program evaluations.

In addition to her work with TFAS, Dr. Bradley continues to serve as a fellow at the Acton Institute and teach courses with the Institute for World Politics. Bradley has taught at George Mason University, Georgetown University, Grove City College and King’s College. Her position at TFAS is being funded through the generosity of longtime supporters George and Sally Mayer of Connecticut.

Exposing [students] to the economic toolkit will enable them to better process how they should think about important policy questions that will impact their lives and the lives of everyone in our country.”

– Dr. Anne Bradley

Bradley’s academic work focuses on the political economy of terrorism, with a 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.

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

Read more in Dr. Bradley’s Featured Professor Profile.