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Jennifer Bradley

Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program and Co-Director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative, Brookings Institution

Jennifer Bradley is a fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the co-author of “The Metropolitan Revolution,” which explains the critical role of metropolitan areas in the country’s economy, society, and politics. At Brookings, Jennifer has worked extensively on the challenges and opportunities of older industrial cities and has co-authored major economic turnaround strategies for Ohio and Michigan. She has also written popular articles that bring program research to life for a broad audience in such publications as Newsweek, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, and Next American City.

A former attorney, Bradley co-authored Supreme Court amicus briefs in cases that affirmed the constitutional powers of local governments and secured greater environmental protections, including the landmark case, Massachusetts v. EPA. Jennifer has a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, an MPhil from Oxford University, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship, and a B.A. from the University of Texas.