About Glenn Loury

Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Economics at Brown University. He has taught previously at Boston University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics (Northwestern University, 1972) and a Ph.D. in Economics (MIT, 1976).

As an academic economist, Professor Loury has published mainly in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. He has been elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, Member of the American Philosophical Society, Vice President of the American Economics Association, and President of the Eastern Economics Association.

He is the recipient of the John von Neumann Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Scholarship to support his work. His lectures include the prestigious Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford (2007), the James A. Moffett ’29 Lectures in Ethics at Princeton (2003), and the DuBois Lectures in African American Studies at Harvard (2000). Professor Loury has published over 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a contributing editor at The Boston Review.

Professor Loury has published several books, including Race, Incarceration and American Values and One by One From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America, for which he received an American Book Award and the Christianity Today Book Award.

A father of five and proud grandfather of six, Professor Loury, although a native of the Southside of Chicago, currently resides with his youngest children – his sons, Glenn II and Nehemiah – in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Watch this video of Professor Loury discussing his thoughts on balancing structure and agency in assessing the lasting impacts of slavery and the Jim Crow era!: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6790697/video/393665290

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