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Roger Myerson

Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Roger Myerson studied applied mathematics at Harvard University, earning his bachelor's degree in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1976.  From 1976 to 2001, he was Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Northwestern University, in the Kellogg School of Management.  Since 2001, he has been at the University of Chicago where he is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Economics.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is the author of two books, Game Theory (1991) and Probability Models for Economic Decisions (2005), and many professional articles on game theory, information economics, and political economics.  In particular, he has written about bargaining problems with incomplete information, refinements of Nash's equilibrium concept, optimal auction design, incentive constraints in economic systems, and game-theoretic models of politics.  In 2007, he shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, in recognition of his contributions to mechanism design theory, which analyzes rules for coordinating economic agents efficiently when they have different information and difficulty trusting each other.