Glenn C. Loury is a Paulson Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics at Brown University.
Loury’s current work focuses on the issue of persisting racial inequality in America — its causes, consequences and remedies. As an economic theorist, Loury has published widely and lectured throughout the world on his research. He is also among America’s leading critics writing on racial inequality. He has been elected as a distinguished fellow of the American Economics Association, a member of the American Philosophical Society and of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Loury holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern and a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.
“As an intellectual, I seek to know the truth and to speak such truths as I may be given to know. That is my purpose now, at a moment of “racial reckoning.” I declare that—no matter the political turmoil that may envelop us—my fundamental responsibility as a black American intellectual is to stay in touch with reality, and to insist that others do as well.”