E. Glen Weyl

Visiting Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer

Department of Economics

Yale University

28 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06511-8935


(617) 599-8919

glen.weyl@yale.edu


Blog: Glen Weyl’s website

Website: Yale University faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust and Innovation and Economic Growth

About E. Glen Weyl

E. (Eric) Glen Weyl is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, where he does research in economics, law and related fields, including computer science. He is also visiting at Yale University's Economics department and Law School as a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer.

 

Additionally, Professor Weyl will continue work with Collective Decision Engines, a start-up he co-founded with Eric Posner, that commercializes a voting technique he proposed called Quadratic Voting.

 

Dr. Weyl's primary intellectual interests are in pure and applied price theory, with a focus on industrial organization, as well as the intersection between economics and other disciplines, particularly history, philosophy and evolutionary biology. His research addresses topics ranging from the career choices of talented students to the design of institutions for property takings (eminent domain).

 

He has written on demand theory, as well as political philosophy, the evolution of cooperation and the economics of multi-sided platforms. His first book, Jewish Economies: Development and Migration in America and Beyond (a collection of Simon Kuznets's essays edited jointly with Stephanie Lo), was published in two volumes by Transaction Publishers.

 

Dr. Weyl's current research includes studying the role of materialistic creative genius in justifying the institution of entrepreneurship; competition of multi-sided platforms; and the "first-order" approach to merger analysis implemented in the draft United States Horizontal Merger Guidelines.

 

Dr. Weyl has been an academic visitor at universities and ministries in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, as well as a research intern at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. 

 

 

Professor Weyl provided TAP with insights into his current work. Read the interview:
A Plan to Save the U.S. Financial System: Q&A with Glen Weyl

 


Degree(s):
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 2008
M.A., Economics, Princeton University, 2008
A.B., Economics, Princeton University, 2007