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. Professor Loury is a distinguished academic economist who has contributed to a variety of areas in applied microeconomic theory: welfare economics, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of income distribution. He has lectured before academic societies throughout the world. He has been a scholar in residence at Oxford University, Tel Aviv University, the University of Stockholm, the Delhi School of Economics, the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna, the Institute for Policy Studies in Sydney Australia, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Scholarship to support his work. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and Vice President of the American Economics Association. He is the 2005 recipient of the John von Neumann Award (given annually by the Rajk LÃ¡szlÃ³ College of the Budapest University of Economic Science and Public Administration to "an outstanding economist whose research has exerted a major influence on the students of the College over an extended period of time.") He presented the University Lecture at Boston University in 1996 ("The Divided Society and the Democratic Idea"), and The DuBois Lectures at Harvard University in 2000 ("The Economics and the Ethics of Racial Classification.")
Loury received a B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusets Institute of Technology in 1976.