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Paul Michael Romer is a leading economist, and the primary developer of New Growth Theory, a body of work that provides a fresh foundation for business and government thinking about wealth creation. He has been awarded the Horst Claus Recktenwald Prize in Economics, the Distinguished Teaching Award at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, named one of America’s 25 most influential people by TIME magazine (1997), and elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Romer is a fellow of the Econometric Society and a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the STANCO 25 Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He is also the founder of Aplia, which develops and applies technologies for improving student learning.
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