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Why Does Racial Inequality Persist? A conversation with Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics, Brown University
An advocate for a united approach to addressing racial disparities, Glenn C. Loury, Merton P. Stolt Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University and host of The Glenn Show says, “Changing the definition of the American 'we' is the only real solution for the racial inequality problem that afflicts our society."

During the event, Loury will discuss the issue of persisting racial inequality in the United States. Following the presentation, CLA Economics Professor Christopher Phelan will moderate an audience Q&A.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Public Life Project, Department of Economics, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Center for the Study of Politics and Governance under the direction of Larry Jacobs.

Feb 3, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Glenn Loury
Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics @Brown University
Glenn C. Loury has taught previously at Boston, Harvard and Northwestern Universities, and the University of Michigan. He holds a BA in Mathematics (Northwestern University, 1972) and a PhD in Economics (MIT, 1976). As an academic economist, Professor Loury has published mainly in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. 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.
Christopher Phelan
Professor of Ecconomics @College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
Christopher Phelan is a professor and former chair of the department of economics at the University of Minnesota. He has previously taught economics at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison and serves as an advisor to the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received a BA in economics and computer science from Duke University, and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. His research agenda focuses on dynamic contracting, government reputation, game theory, monetary economics, and macroeconomics. Chris’s work has appeared in numerous journals, including the Journal of Economic Theory, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.