Glenn C. Loury is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
As an academic economist, 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. As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, Loury has published more than two hundred essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the United States and abroad.
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. In 1982, at the age of thirty-three, he became the first African American tenured professor of economics in the history of Harvard University. He holds a BA in mathematics (Northwestern University, 1972) and a PhD in Economics (MIT, 1976).
Loury has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, a member of the American Philosophical Society and of the US Council on Foreign Relations, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Scholarship to support his work.
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 (MIT Press, 2008)