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Glenn Loury

Loury addresses why Ferguson won't lead to a change in public policy.

January 5, 2015

In a forum in the Boston Review, Faculty Fellow Glenn Loury says: "...making Brown a poster child around which to organize a movement for social justice might be a profound mistake, for doing so creates a situation where the success or failure of that movement hinges on the facts of his case."


Loury speaks to David Smith at Economy Watch on US incarceration.

October 22, 2014

Faculty Fellow Glenn Loury to David Smith at Economy Watch: “Because the people most affected by the mistaken policies are not white, but are black and brown, there’s been less of a tendency to slap your forehead and say ‘my, what have we done here, let’s reconsider.'"


Watson Goes to Washington

June 11, 2014

On June 9, Brown alumni and friends attended a series of events at the National Press Club, hosted by Brown and the Watson Institute as part of Brown's 250th anniversary celebration. 


A new report reveals that state spending on incarceration in the US rose 400 percent between 1980 and 2009.

May 1, 2014

According to a report by the National Research Council, the rise of incarceration in the US caused a 400 percent increase in state spending between 1980 and 2009. An article in the Washington Post examines the findings of the two-year study, which "concludes that all of its costs — for families, communities, state budgets and society — have simply not been worth the benefit in deterrence and crime reduction." Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Social Science and professor of economics at Brown and an expert on the economics of race and inequality, serves on the National Research Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice, which commissioned the report. Loury is a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute.


Video: Loury Reflects on Mandela's Death

December 12, 2013

Faculty Fellow Glenn Loury and University of Chicago colleague Harold Pollack discuss the death of Nelson Mandela and why they weren't more committed to anti-apartheid activism in the 1980s.