Nobel Prize Winning Economist Professor Roger Myerson: "Politics and war"Tuesday 5 May 2015
The 2007 Nobel Prize winning economist, Professor Roger Myerson, will be visiting the Department on Wednesday 13th May to give a Warwick Policy Lab lecture on the topic of politics and war.
Wednesday 13th May 1:00pm-2:00pm
S0.21 Social Sciences (view directions)
Professor Myerson will speak for 40 minutes, after which a 20 minute Q&A session will follow. This event is open to all staff and students and registration is not required.
Professor Roger Myerson is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in recognition of his contributions to mechanism design, which analyzes rules for coordinating economic agents efficiently when they have different information and difficulty trusting each other.
Professor Myerson has made seminal contributions to the fields of economics and political science. In game theory, he introduced refinements of Nash’s equilibrium concept, and he developed techniques to characterize the effects of communication when individuals have different information. His analysis of incentive constraints in economic communication introduced some of the fundamental ideas in mechanism design theory, including the revelation principle and the revenue-equivalence theorem in auctions and bargaining.
Myerson has also applied game-theoretic tools to political science, analyzing how political incentives can be affected by different electoral systems and constitutional structures.
Myerson is the author of Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict (1991) and Probability Models for Economic Decisions (2005). He also has published numerous articles in professional journals of economics and political science.