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About Dr. Glenn C. Loury


Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and
Professor of Economics at Brown University. He has taught previously at Boston,
Harvard and Northwestern Universities, 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. In 2005 he won the John von
Neumann Award (given annually by the Rajk László College of the Budapest University
of Economic Science and Public Administration to “an outstanding economist whose
research has exerted a major influence on students of the College over an extended period
of time.”) He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Scholarship to
support his work. He has given 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.)
As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes
of racial inequality and social policy, Professor Loury has published over 200 essays and
reviews in journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, is a contributing editor at The Boston Review, and was for
many years a contributing editor at The New Republic. Professor Loury’s books include
One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in
America (The Free Press, 1995 – winner of the American Book Award and the
Christianity Today Book Award); The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University
Press, 2002); Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the
UK (ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005); and, Race, Incarceration and American
Values (M.I.T. Press, 2008).
The father of five and proud grandfather of six, Glenn C. Loury, a native of the
Southside of Chicago, currently resides with his youngest children – his sons, Glenn II
and Nehemiah – in Brookline, Massachusetts.