E. Glen Weyl

E. Glen Weyl

E. Glen Weyl is Microsoft’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer Political Economist and Social Technologist (OCTOPEST) where he advises Microsoft’s senior leaders on geopolitics, macroeconomics and the future of technology, and Founder and Chair of the RadicalxcChange Foundation, which helps coordinate a global social movement to radically democratically reshape our political economy for the twenty-first century. He graduated as valedictorian of his class at Princeton and received his PhD in economics a year later, before becoming a Junior Fellow at Harvard’s Society of Fellows and an Assistant Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Chicago. He was named, all in 2018, as one of the 25 people defining the next 25 years of technology by WIRED, as one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s 50 most influential people and as one of Coindesk’s 50 most influential leaders in blockchain.

Books by E. Glen Weyl

Interviews where books by E. Glen Weyl were recommended

The Best Books on the Politics of Information, recommended by Henry Farrell

Our political systems evolved in an era when information was much harder to come by. What challenges does our current reality of information overload pose for democracy? How do we even start thinking about these questions? Political scientist Henry Farrell proposes key books for building a curriculum on ‘the politics of information,’ starting with a beautifully written novel.

The best books on Market Competition, recommended by Jason Furman

Despite the large number of brands, most Americans buy their beer from just two companies. Consumer choice in the new digital economy is hardly better. Economist Jason Furman, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under Barack Obama and now a professor at Harvard, recommends books to better understand market competition.

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