Bruce has been responsible for strategic planning and research for the Bureau of Business Research since 1998. Under his leadership, the Bureau has won a number of research grants and contracts from a variety of sponsors, including the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the State of Texas. He is former editor of Texas Business Review and comments frequently in the press about Texas economic conditions. He has a doctorate in government from The University of Texas at Austin and wrote on the political economy of the Russian oil industry.
The IC² Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit of The University of Texas at Austin which works to advance the theory and practice of entrepreneurial wealth creation.