I am pleased to announce the Baugh Center’s upcoming Free Enterprise Forum with Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University. The lecture, “Capitalism and Race,” is Thursday, April 22, at 5:30pm CST via Zoom. The event is co-sponsored by Baylor’s Department of Economics.
Professor Loury is one of the world’s leading experts on the economic and social aspects of race. He will discuss recent developments in race relations including the concept of antiracism, the shift of emphasis within organizations and institutions from diversity to equity and inclusion, and the role of markets in addressing racial bias.
Professor Loury has been on the faculty of Brown University since 2005. He was previously at Boston University where he served as University Professor and Founder and Director of the Institute on Race and Social Division. He has also taught at Harvard, Northwestern, and Michigan. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT. He has published widely in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society and also served as Vice President of the American Economic Association, and is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.
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. Professor Loury’s books include One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America (The Free Press, 1995 – winner of the American Book Award and the Christianity Today Book Award); The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2002); Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the UK (ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005); and, Race, Incarceration and American Values (MIT Press, 2008).
Since this panel discussion has the makings of an extra-credit opportunity for Finance 4335, let’s have it! You can earn extra credit by attending this Zoom webinar and reporting on what you learn. If you decide to take advantage of this extra-credit opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on your report to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4335 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade). Submit your report as a (PDF formatted) 1-2 page executive summary. In order to receive credit, the report must be uploaded to the Assignments section of the Course Canvas page by no later than 5 pm CST on Monday, April 26 (Click on the Assignment entitled “Free Enterprise Forum with Glenn Loury, ‘Capitalism and Race’, April 22, 2021“).
Registration is required at https://bit.ly/FEF_Loury. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar.