Paul Romer is an economist, policy entrepreneur and co-recipient of the 2018 prize in economic sciences. He has spent his career at the intersection of economics, innovation, technology, and urbanisation, working to speed up human progress.
He is a university professor at NYU, with an affiliation in the School of Law. Before coming to NYU, Paul taught at Stanford, and while there, started Aplia, an education technology company he later sold to Thomson Learning. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago.
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