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Glen Weyl



Researcher (Microsoft Research) and Asst. Prof. of Econ. & Law (Univ. of Chicago) Cambridge, Massachusetts

Experience & Areas of Interest:

E. (Eric) Glen Weyl is a Researcher at Microsoft Research New England.  He is on leave as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Chicago. In 2016-7 he plans to visit Princeton University as an Associate Research Scholar and Visiting Lecturer.

Glen was spent three years as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and three years at Chicago before joining Microsoft.

Glen’s primary intellectual interests are in pure and applied price theory, with a focus on industrial organization and public economics, as well as the intersection between economics and other disciplines, particularly law, intellectual history and philosophy. His research addresses topics ranging from the competition policy in insurance markets to optimal policies for redistribution across countries. His largest project is a variety of work around a new procedure for collective decisions, “Quadratic Voting”, including several academic articles, a popular book and a start-up venture Collective Decision Engines that he co-founded with his frequent collaborator, U of C law professor Eric Posner.



  • Ph.D. & MA in Economics, Princeton University, 2008
  • AB, Princeton University, Valedictoria, 2007

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