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Glenn Loury

Glenn Loury

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Glenn Loury

Professor of Economics
Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences

Biography

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 is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society and a member of the American Philosophical Society. In 2005 he received 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).

A prominent social critic and public intellectual writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, he has published more than 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the US 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. His book One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America (The Free Press, 1995) won the American Book Award and the Christianity Today Book Award.

Publications

"Rebranding ex-convicts" with Young-Chul Kim, Journal of Public Economy Theory, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 356-366, 2017. Published. 

"Collective Reputation and the Dynamics of Statistical Discrimination: Dynamics of Statistical Discrimination" with Young-Chul Kim, International Economic Review, Vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 3-18, 2014. Published. 

Race, Incarceration and American Values (MIT Press, 2008)

Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the UK (ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005)

The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2002)

One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America (The Free Press, 1995)

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Professor Glenn Loury on PBS NewsHour

Can reparations help right the wrongs of slavery? (comments by Glenn Loury)

August 12, 2019 PBS NewsHour

Professor Glenn Loury provided commentary on slavery reparations, saying "Seeing blackness and African descent as some kind of subhuman category, that would legitimate in the land of the free and the home of the brave carrying on a commerce in human chattel... That was a deep and profound injury. It can't be made into a piece of cash."

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The Glenn Show (with Glenn Loury)

February 1, 2018 Blogging Heads

Professor Glenn Loury talks with his son, Glenn Loury II, in Loury's latest podcast episode about capitalism and social democratic vision. 

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