Glenn Loury: “Capitalism and Race: Thoughts on the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America”

As part of the Baugh Center Free Enterprise Forum, guest speaker Glenn Loury spoke on the topic of Capitalism and Race.

Professor Loury has been on the faculty of Brown since 2005. He was previously at Boston University where he served as University Professor and Founder and Director of the Institute on Race and Social Division. He has also taught at Harvard (where he became in 1982 the first African American tenured professor), Northwestern, and Michigan. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT. He has published widely in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society and also served as Vice President of the American Economic Association, and is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.

As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, Professor Loury has published over 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a contributing editor at The Boston Review, and was for many years a contributing editor at The New Republic. Professor Loury’s books include One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America (The Free Press, 1995 – winner of the American Book Award and the Christianity Today Book Award); The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2002); Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the UK (ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005); and, Race, Incarceration and American Values (MIT Press, 2008).
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