E. Glen Weyl

Web 3, the metaverse, artificial intelligence and social networks are transforming our society and economy, and core social values like democracy and pluralism. Glen Weyl is the world’s leading expert on how to harness these emerging tools to advance support, advance and renew those values.

As the main intellectual collaborator of Vitalik Buterin (Founder of Ethereum), Jaron Lanier (father of virtual reality) and Audrey Tang (Digital Minister of Taiwan), Glen makes the dizzying possibilities of the future digestible.

Glen was on the leadership team of Microsoft’s Office of the CTO, which led the relationship with OpenAI, and is now leading the main industrial research group (the PTC) addressing how plural (free, democratic and diverse) societies can thrive in the age of generative foundation models.

– Glen has founded and acts as research lead of the largest decentralized technology research group in the world

– Glen has shaped the world’s most vibrant digital decentralized ecosystem (Ethereum) and national digital democracy (Taiwan) respectively.

– As co-author of Radical Markets, Glen invented social technologies like Quadratic Voting that have become the gold standard for democratic innovation.

– As an advisor on geopolitics and macroeconomics to Microsoft’s senior leaders, Glen has helped companies navigate the intersection of an unsettled world with exponential technical progress.

– As Founder of RadicalxChange and technical co-lead of the Committee for Pandemic Testing, Glen has built a global social movement across civil, academic, public and private sectors to tackle the most pressing and enduring social challenges.

He is co-author with Eric Posner of the 2018 Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, with Puja Ohlhaver and Vitalik Buterin of the 2022 paper Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul (which is one of the 30 most downloaded papers of all time on the Social Science Research Network in its first year).

Glen is working on an open, Web3-based collaborative book project with Taiwan’s Digital Minister, Audrey Tang, Plurality: Technology for Cooperative Diversity and Democracy. He is also the author of dozens of scholarly and popular articles in journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Economic Review, the Harvard Law Review, the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation and the New York Times.

He has been recognized as one of the 10 most influential people in blockchain by CoinDesk, as one of the 25 people shaping the next 25 years of technology by WIRED and as one of the 50 most influential people by Bloomberg Businessweek, all in 2018. He graduated as Valedictorian of his Princeton undergraduate class in 2007 and received his Ph.D. in economics, also from Princeton in 2008.