Glen Weyl

Glen Weyl

Founder and Chair, RadicalxChange Foundation
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England
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Glen Weyl uses ideas from political economy to develop social technology for widely-shared prosperity and diverse cooperation. He is Founder and Chair of the RadicalxChange Foundation and a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England, where he advises Microsoft’s senior leaders on the relationship between the global political economy and the future of technology. He was valedictorian of Princeton University’s 2007 class, receiving an AB in economics, followed by an MA and PhD in 2008. He then spent three years as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago before joining Microsoft Research. He was a Sloan Research Fellow 2014-2019. Following his 2018 book with Eric A. Posner, Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, his work has moved significantly beyond research and he increasingly helps mobilize activist groups, consults for governments and political parties, advises start-ups (especially in the blockchain space), and collaborates with artists.

Current Role

Visiting Fellows