Prof. Paul Romer

Prof. Paul Romer

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Paul Romer is an American economist, a pioneer of endogenous growth theory, and a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He was Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank until January 2018. Paul Romer was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.” His work focused on innovation and the important role it plays in long-term economic growth. His research addresses one of the oldest questions in economics: What sustains economic growth in a physical world characterised by diminishing returns and scarcity? The answer: the rules societies establish to deal with advances in technology. Paul is a leading advocate of charter cities — special reform zones where governments can apply innovative systems of rules that can differ markedly from those in the surrounding area. Charter cities give government leaders more options for improving governance, give investors more opportunities to finance socially beneficial infrastructure projects, and give people more opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. Already a globally recognized leader in this field, Paul continues to move it forward as the founder of NYU’s Urbanization Project. Named one of America’s 25 most influential people by TIME magazine, Paul Romer is the leading speaker on the connection between regulation, innovation, and growth. Paul has a background as an entrepreneur: his company Aplia pioneered the connection between online tools and higher education. He serves on the board of trustees for the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching. He is also a member of the board of directors for Community Solutions, a national not-for-profit dedicated to strengthening communities and ending homelessness. He is the author of dozens of articles, including several popular articles describing the role of technology in growth. His work has appeared in such publications as The Economist, Forbes, The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics, American Economic Review, European Economic Review, and Journal of Political Economy. To find out more about working directly with Prof. Romer, click the button below.

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