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Myrna Wooders

Professor of Economics

  • Elected member of the Game Theory Society Council
  • Director of the Warwick Centre for Public Economics,
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society,
  • Charter Member of the Game Theory Society,
  • Editor of Journal of Public Economic Theory,
  • Founding Editor of Economics Bulletin, and
  • President of the Association for Public Economic Theory

has researched primarily in the areas of public economic theory and game theory, especially in the interface between the two. Her work, alone and with others, on multijurisdictional economies is well known and widely cited. See, for example, her invited Perspective article for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "Multijurisdictional Economies, The Tiebout Hypothesis and Sorting; A Perspective", (September 14, 1999). Professor Wooders has held visiting appointments at Paris 1, Yale University, University of Bonn, CentER for Economic Research (Tilburg), Hebrew University, Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics (Louvain-la-Neuve), the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and California Institute of Technology, among other institutions. Her co-authors number over fifteen, and include Nobel Laureate Reinhard Selten (Bonn), Professor Martin Shubik (Yale), and Professor Stef Tijs (Tilburg). Her awards include the prestigious Connaught Followship in the Social Sciences, a Humboldt Research Award for Foreign Scientists (Germany), and a research award from the Director General of Universities of Catalunya. Professor Wooders is currently a research associate of the ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalisation and a Research Fellow of the German-based CESifo Research Network.

Professor Wooders is currently on the Royal Economic Association Women in Economics Committee and on the advisory board of the University of Warwick Institute of Health. She has served on the board of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) of the American Economic Association and as President of the Canadian Women Economists Network. She has organised numerous scientific events and was Program Chair of the 1994 North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society.