Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein is an American economist, writer, and managing director of Thiel Capital, Peter Thiel’s investment firm. He writes on investments, capitalism, science, and mathematics.

In 1985, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as a University Scholar, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics followed by a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from the Mathematics Department at Harvard University in 1992. He has since held a Lady Davis Fellowship in the Racah Institute of Physics at Hebrew University, a National Science Foundation fellowship in the mathematics department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grantee in the Harvard Economics Department and National Bureau for Economic Research where he founded the Project on the Economics of Advanced Training with economist Richard Freeman.

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Eric Weinstein

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