Glenn Loury Bio, Age, Family, New Wife, Net Wort, Religion and Books

Glenn Loury Biography

Glenn Loury is an economist, academic, and author from the United States. In 1982, at the age of 33, he became Harvard University’s first African American tenured professor of economics. He is Brown University’s Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics.


How old is Glenn Loury? – Age

He is 72 years old as of 3 September 2020. He was born in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Glenn Loury New Wife

He met his first wife, Linda Loury while working on his Ph.D. at MIT. Linda Datcher Loury, Loury’s wife, died in 2011. He later remarried.

Glenn Loury Education

When he wasn’t working, he attended Southeast Junior College, where he earned a scholarship to Northwestern University. He earned his bachelor of arts in mathematics from Northwestern University in 1972. In 1976, he received his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his doctoral dissertation, titled “Essays in the Theory of the Distribution of Income,” which he wrote under the supervision of Robert M. Solow. He met his future wife, Linda, while working on his Ph.D. at MIT.

Glenn Loury Net Worth

Loury has not revealed his wealth to the public making it difficult to calculate his net worth.

Is Glenn Loury Religious?

Following a period of seclusion and self-reflection, Loury resurfaced as a born-again Christian and self-described as a “black progressive.” Loury left Harvard in 1991 to become the director of the Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University.

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Glenn Loury Bloggingheads

On Bloggingheads. tv, Loury currently hosts The Glenn Show. He frequently discusses racial and educational issues with his conversation partner, John McWhorter. Previous guests have included Peter Arcidiacono, Amy Wax, Richard Epstein, John Wood Jr., Carol M. Swain, and Coleman Hughes, with topics ranging from race to economics to current events.

Glenn Loury Career

Loury went on to become an assistant professor of economics at Northwestern University after receiving his Ph.D. In 1979, he moved to the University of Michigan to teach, where he remained as an assistant professor until being promoted to Professor of Economics. In 1987, he was appointed as the Reagan administration’s next Undersecretary of Education. On June 1, he withdrew from consideration, three days before being charged with assault following a “lover’s quarrel” with a 23-year-old woman. In 1991, he reemerged as a born-again Christian and described himself as a “black progressive” after a period of seclusion and self-reflection.

In June 2020, he published a rebuttal to a letter sent to students and alumni by Brown University President Christina Paxson in response to the murder of George Floyd by a police officer. On March 4, 2021, he testified on racial issues before the Senate Banking Committee, and on February 8th, 2021, he spoke at the Benson Center Lecture Series. He has also written extensively about racial inequality and social policy, as well as “affirmed platitudes to which we can all subscribe, or, more menacingly, it asserted controversial and arguable positions.” In 1994, Loury was elected to the Econometric Society. In 2013, he was elected president of the Eastern Economics Association. Loury is a key academic contributor to the 1776 United States project.

Glenn Loury Books

♦ 2021 – The Anatomy of Racial Inequality: With a New Preface Glenn Loury
♦ 2008 – Race, incarceration, and American values
♦ 2002 – The Anatomy of Racial Inequality
♦ 1984 – Black Leadership: Two Lectures in the W. Arthur Lewis Lecture Series Glenn Loury
♦ 1995 – Race and Culture: An Address to the National Press Club, 9 March 1995 Glenn Loury
♦ 1995 – One by one from the inside out