E. Glen Weyl
E. (Eric) Glen Weyl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and the College, a member of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and of the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and an affiliate of the Center for Latin American Studies all at the University of Chicago. He also spends a month each year in Toulouse, France as a fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE). Glen was born in San Francisco on May, 6 1985 and raised in the Bay Area before attending boarding school at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. He was valedictorian of Princeton University's 2007 class, receiving an AB in economics, followed by an MA and PhD in 2008. He then spent three years as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.
Glen's primary intellectual interests are in pure and applied price theory, with a focus on industrial and public economics, as well as the intersection between economics and other disciplines, particularly law and the history and philosophy of economics. His research, which he has presented at more than a hundred venues on four continents, addresses topics ranging from the implications of the career choices of talented students for tax policy to designing new voting procedures. He has published articles based on this work in journals including American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Northwestern University Law Review and Politics, Philosophy and Economics. The first (pair of) volume(s) he has edited, Jewish Economies: Development and Migration in America and Beyond (a collection of Simon Kuznets's essays edited jointly with Stephanie Lo) was released by Transaction Publishers in two volumes in 2011/2012 and the second is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. His contributions to both volumes are on the history of economic thought.
Glen teaches the second quarter of intermediate microeconomics, a class that is cross-listed with Chicago's law school, and a joint graduate-advanced undergraduate course on "Price Theory and Market Design". He has advised or is advising several PhD and one undergraduate thesis at Chicago, TSE and Harvard. Glen is an associate editor for the International Journal of Industrial Organization and a referee for dozens of scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, from which he has three-times received an award for excellence. He has been an academic visitor and advisor at universities and ministries in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, México and Perú, as well as a research intern at the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division and has received grants to support his research from the Milton Fund, the Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative, the Sloan Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, the Kauffman Foundation and the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago.
Outside his academic life, Glen serves on the advisory boards of Esopus, an art magazine, and Applico, a mobile strategy firm. He also co-founded and is a director of a start-up Collective Decision Engines. He is married to Alisha C. Holland, his sweetheart since their freshman year of college together and a job market candiate this year from Harvard's Government department.