Glenn Loury

Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Biography: 

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)

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Glenn Loury: Cancellation At St. Olaf College

interview with Glenn Louryvia Ricochet
Monday, May 16, 2022
Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Loury discusses the cancellation of St. Olaf's College.
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“The Ball Is in Our Court”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Glenn Louryvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Hoover fellow Glenn Loury urges black Americans to embrace “the freest, most prosperous, most dynamic society on the planet,” adding this reminder: “We need our fellow Americans onside.”

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Man Of The West: An Interview With Glenn Loury

interview with Glenn Louryvia Chronicles Magazine
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Loury discusses the 1619 Project and more.

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The Responsibilities Of The Public Intellectual (Glenn Loury & Stephanie Lepp)

interview with Glenn Louryvia The Glenn Show
Friday, April 22, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Loury discusses affirmative action and many other things.

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Glenn Loury On No Dumb Questions

interview with Glenn Louryvia Ricochet
Monday, April 18, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Loury discusses his new-found career as a podcaster, his rise in academia, and his "mixed-marriage" to a Bernie Sanders supporter.

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Trayvon Martin, 10 Years Later: Glenn Loury

interview with Glenn Louryvia Ricochet
Monday, April 18, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Loury discusses Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, what really happened, and the consequences if any for those who got it wrong.

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Black American Identity, Family, And Religion: An Interview With Glenn Loury

interview with Glenn Louryvia The Public Discourse
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Loury argues that the fundamental question for black Americans is “not how to end our oppression” but “what we will do with our freedom, what we will make of the enormous inheritance that is our birthright citizenship in history’s greatest republic.”

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Race And Commerce: The American Experience

mentioning Glenn Louryvia Claremont McKenna College
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University, in conversation with Michael Fortner, an associate professor of government at CMC, will discuss the unique and critical historical, social, and economic perspectives of the legacy of race on the American experience and offer reflections for responsible leadership of such challenging and enduring issues.

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Glenn Loury: What Is Putin Thinking?

interview with Glenn Louryvia Ricochet
Friday, March 25, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Loury talks about what drove Putin to invade Ukraine and whether Putin's power in Russia can be limited. Loury also discusses what the US has learned from Afghanistan and Iraq.

An Exciting Announcement

by Glenn Louryvia Glenn Loury
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Today the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced the first of their 2022 Bradley Prize winners, and I am proud to say it is yours truly. The Bradley Foundation awards this prize ever year to honorees who reflect the organization’s “mission to restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.” Previous winners include Robert Woodson, Shelby Steele, Gary Becker, and Terry Teachout, among many other significant figures. I feel incredibly honored to find myself in such esteemed company.

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