Peter Huber

Peter Huber

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Peter Huber is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute writing on the issues of drug development, energy, technology, and the law.

Huber is the author of The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law Is Undermining 21st Century Medicine(Basic Books, 2013.) He wrote The Bottomless Well, coauthored with Mark Mills, which Bill Gates said "is the only book I've ever seen that really explains energy, its history and what it will be like going forward". Huber's previous book, Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists (Basic Books, 2000), which was called "the richest contribution ever made to the greening of the political mind" by William F. Buckley, Jr., set out a new conservative manifesto on the environment which advocates a return to conservation and environmental policy based on sound science and market economics. In 1997 he authored two books, Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm, which is an examination of telecommunications policy (Oxford University Press) and (with the University of Pennsylvania's Kenneth Foster)Judging Science, Scientific Knowledge and the Federal Courts (MIT Press). Previous books include Orwell's Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest, (Free Press, 1994), Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom (Perseus Book Group, 1991); and Liability: The Legal Revolution and its Consequences (Basic Books, 1988).

Huber has also published articles in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal, as well as many other publications, including Science, The Wall Street Journal, Reason, Regulation, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Face the Nation and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Before joining the Manhattan Institute, Huber served as an assistant and later associate professor at MIT for six years. He clerked on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and then on the U.S. Supreme Court for Sandra Day O'Connor. Huber also is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen and Todd.

Huber earned his law degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.