Walter E. Williams, the distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Townhall columnist, is one of four recipients of the 2017 Bradley Prize.
The honor "recognizes individuals of extraordinary talent and dedication who have made contributions in areas consistent with the mission of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation," according to a Monday press release.
Dr. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA.
“Walter E. Williams, a tireless defender of personal liberty, economic freedom and limited government, speaks the truth even at personal cost,” said Richard Graber, president and CEO of the Bradley Foundation. “Dr. Williams is a formidable advocate for economic liberty and individual rights.”
Dr. Williams will receive a stipend of $250,000 during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C on April 6, 2017.
According to his biography at George Mason University, Dr. Williams is the author of over 150 publications and has given expert testimony before Congressional committees on public issues ranging from labor policy to taxation and spending.