Milwaukee, WI – Glenn Loury, a renowned scholar and economist, has been named a 2022 Bradley Prize winner, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today.  The honor recognizes individuals whose outstanding achievements reflect The Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. Loury will receive the award at the 18th annual Bradley Prizes ceremony on Tuesday, May 17th at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. 


“Glenn is one of our country’s most influential and highly regarded academic economists, whose work has been extensively published, shared, and honored by prominent organizations nationally and abroad,” said Bradley Foundation President Rick Graber. “Glenn also stands out for promoting viewpoint diversity within the academy, challenging the progressive narrative on race and inequality, and vigorously defending America’s founding principles. The Bradley Foundation is proud to honor Glenn for his scholarship and courage of conviction.”


This year’s award winners were chosen by the Bradley Prizes Selection Committee, which included notable leaders in various fields, after careful review of over 100 nominations of distinguished and worthy individuals. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.


Dr. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics at Brown University, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has taught previously at Boston, Harvard, and Northwestern universities, and the University of Michigan. At age 33, he became the first African-American tenured professor of economics in the history of Harvard University.


Loury is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economics Association as well as a member of the American Philosophical Society. He has given the prestigious Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford (2007), the James A. Moffett ’29 Lectures in Ethics at Princeton (2003), and the DuBois Lectures in African American Studies at Harvard (2000).


A prominent social critic and public intellectual writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, he has published more than 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the US 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.


About The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation: Founded in 1985, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation supports organizations that strengthen families and communities, inform and educate citizens, advance economic growth and encourage self-reliance. The Foundation’s approach to philanthropy is guided by four core principles: fidelity to the U.S. Constitution with its principles of limited government, federalism, separation of powers, and individual liberties; commitment to free markets; dedication to the formation of informed and capable citizens; and commitment to the institutions of civil society that cultivate individuals capable of self-governance.

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