Department of Economics and the College
E. Glen Weyl’s primary research interests lie in pure and applied price theory, focusing on industrial organization. His article “A Price Theory of Multi-Sided Platforms” was published in the American Economic Review. Other work has explored innovation, merger and tax policy.
He also is interested in the intersection between economics and other disciplines ranging from philosophy to evolutionary biology. “Whose Rights,” his critique of the individualist assumptions that underlie liberal theories of rights, was published in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics in 2009. He coauthored a paper with three biologists using the economic theory of employment contracts to understand mechanisms of mutualism, where relationships between different plants, animals, or organisms benefit both species. The article was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Weyl has been a junior fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, a fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics (2008–present), and a Becker Center Price Theory Scholar at the University of Chicago (2007–08). He has received research awards from the Sloan Foundation and Microsoft Corporation, and won the American Economic Review Excellence in Refereeing award in 2010 and 2011.
Weyl earned his PhD and MA degrees in economics from Princeton University in 2008, just one year after graduating as valedictorian of his Princeton undergraduate class.
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