Paul Romer

Professor of Economics at New York University and co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics

Paul Romer, economist and policy entrepreneur, is a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences and University Professor in Economics at NYU. He has spent his career at the intersection of economics, innovation, technology, and urbanization, working to speed up human progress. Paul received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work “integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis,”
which integrated ideas and innovation into economic models for the first time, making clear the societal benefits possible when people join together and collaborate   in new ways. He previously served as the Chief Economist at the World Bank, where he worked to advance the multilateral institution’s critical research function, and is the Founding Director of NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, which works to help cities plan for their futures and improve  the health, safety, and mobility of their citizens. Prior to NYU, Paul taught at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and in the Economics departments of the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the University of Rochester. While teaching at Stanford, Paul founded Aplia, an education technology company dedicated to increasing student effort and classroom engagement.

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  • Jul 22 2020
    RFBreakthrough Covid-19: A Blueprint for Keeping the U.S. Economy Open Tune in to #RFBreakthrough, a new livestream discussion series featuring a panel of industry experts. For #RFBreakthrough’s first episode, the experts will dive into the National Covid-19 Testing & Tracing Plan to discuss the need for protocols that are being developed for asymptomatic rapid result screening tests in schools, businesses, and other institutions, along with faster and […]