E. Glen Weyl

About E. Glen Weyl

E. (Eric) Glen Weyl left academia in September 2019 to focus his work with public engagement around the future of technology and society. He took on a new role at Microsoft Research as the Office of the Chief Technology Officer Political Economist and Social Technologist (OCTOPEST).

 

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 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