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Glenn C. Loury is currently University Professor, Professor of Economics, and Director of the Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University. Previously he has taught economics at Harvard, Northwestern and the University of Michigan. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics at Northwestern University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Loury is a distinguished academic economist. He has made scholarly contributions to the fields of welfare economics, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics and the economics of income distribution. He has presented his research before numerous scholarly meetings and 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, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Professor Loury has received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his work. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and was elected Vice President of the American Economics Association for 1997.

Professor Loury is also a prominent social critic and public intellectual. His has published essays on racial inequality and social policy in dozens of influential journals of public affairs, both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a frequent commentator on national radio and television, a much sought-after public speaker and an advisor on social issues to business and political leaders throughout the country. Prof. Loury is a contributing editor at The New Republic, a member of the publication committee at The Public Interest, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Professor Loury has had the honor of giving the University Lecture at Boston University in Fall 1996 ("The Divided Society and the Democratic Idea,") and the prestigious DuBois Lectures at Harvard University in Spring 2000 ("The Economics and the Ethics of Racial Classification.") His collection, One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America won the 1996 American Book Award and the 1996 Christianity Today Book Award. His most recent book, The Anatomy of Racial Inequality, appeared in February 2002 from Harvard University Press.

Professor Loury, a native of Chicago, resides with his wife Linda and sons Glenn II and Nehemiah in Brookline, Massachusetts.






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