Glenn C. Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the social sciences and professor of economics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.
According to the American Economic Association, Professor Loury “has made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of welfare economics, income distribution, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics and labor economics. His papers on racial inequality and social policy have been influential in both academe and the public sphere. He has been a leading and provocative public intellectual for forty years, publishing not only in academic journals but also in the popular press. His books, public commentary and congressional testimony have for decades positioned him as a leading public intellectual on matters of race and inequality.”
Professor Loury has taught a Brown University since 2005. Earlier, he served on the faculty at Boston University, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.