Paul Romer is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. One of the leading growth economists of our time, as well as an activist and entrepreneur, he was named one of America's 25 most influential people by Time magazine in 1997. In addition to being a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development, Romer is a senior fellow in the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). He has taught at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the University of Rochester. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the Recktenwald Prize in Economics. Romer earned a BS in physics and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. He is the founder of www.CharterCities.org.