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Roger B. Myerson

AKA Roger Bruce Myerson

Born: 29-Mar-1951
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mechanism design theory

Roger B. Myerson shared the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics with Leonid Hurwicz and Eric Maskin, for their studies of mechanism design theory, which helps explain decision-making procedures involved in economic transactions. He has written extensively on the models, concepts, results, and methodological principles of game theory, and on risk aversion, contingent claims, and risk sharing. He has also written occasional political commentary, and observed before the 2003 US attack on Iraq that "going to war with no restraints is dangerous".

Wife: Regina Weber Myerson (two children)

    University: BA Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (1973)
    University: MS Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (1973)
    University: PhD Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (1976)
    Teacher: Economics, Northwestern University (1976-82)
    Professor: Economics, Northwestern University (1982-2001)
    Professor: Economics, University of Chicago (1985-86)
    Professor: Economics, University of Chicago (2001-)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1983
    Nobel Prize for Economics 2007 (with Leonid Hurwicz and Eric Maskin)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Econometric Society President (2003)
    Al Franken for Senate
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1984-86)
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois

Official Website:
http://home.uchicago.edu/~rmyerson/

Author of books:
Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict (1991)
Probability Models for Economic Decisions (2005)


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