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Glenn Loury Joins Manhattan Institute as Senior Fellow

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Glenn Loury Joins Manhattan Institute as Senior Fellow

December 9, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – The Manhattan Institute (MI) is pleased to announce that Glenn Loury has joined the Institute as a senior fellow. He will work on the economic, political, and social analysis of issues relating to persistent racial inequality.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Glenn to MI,” said Institute president Reihan Salam. “In addition to being a brilliant and accomplished academic economist, he is an incisive cultural commentator, who draws on a range of disciplines to deepen our collective understanding of the roots of racial inequality. Glenn’s sterling reputation is well deserved, and I am confident that his work for MI will be just as groundbreaking as the work he’s been doing for decades, in and out of the academy.”

This week, City Journal published “The Bias Narrative v. the Development Narrative”, an adaptation of Loury’s recent lecture to the M.I.T. Department of Economics.

The Merton P. Stoltz Professor at Brown University, Loury has published widely and lectured throughout the world on his research. 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. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern and a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., and has taught at Harvard University and Boston University.

“I’m delighted to join the Manhattan Institute,” said Loury. “MI’s scholars have a penchant for going where the facts take them and rejecting essentialist arguments in favor of a belief in individual agency. I’ve been following their contributions to the public discourse for decades, and I’m excited to work alongside my new colleagues.”

For more information about MI’s work on race, culture, and society, click here.

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