Glenn Loury, a professor of social sciences, economics, and international and public affairs at Brown University, has won the 2022 Bradley Prize, a prestigious award given each year by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. The $250,000 prize is given to notable leaders whose accomplishments reflect the Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. Professor Loury will be honored at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on May 17.
Professor Loury’s scholarship focuses on welfare economics, income distribution, game theory, industrial organization, and natural resource economics. He is a prominent social critic and public intellectual, frequently speaking and writing about issues of racial inequality and social policy.
“I am delighted to have been honored by the Bradley Foundation with one of this year’s Bradley Prizes,” Dr. Loury said. “It reflects a welcome recognition of work that I have been doing as a scholar and public intellectual over the past 40 years. I take pride in being included among the many conservative luminaries whose intellectual contributions to the defense of the idea of American exceptionalism have been recognized by the foundation. My plan is to use the cash award to underwrite my continuing efforts to influence the intellectual climate in our country to that same effect.”
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.