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Eric Maskin

AKA Eric Stark Maskin

Born: 12-Dec-1950
Birthplace: New York City

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mechanism design theory

Eric Maskin shared the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger B. Myerson, for research into mechanism design theory. He has written extensively on game theory, the economics of incentives, and contract theory.

Wife: (married, two children)

    University: BA Mathematics, Harvard University (1972)
    University: MA Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (1974)
    University: PhD Applied Mathematics, Harvard University (1976)
    Scholar: Economics, Cambridge University (1976-77, 1980-82)
    Teacher: Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977-81)
    Professor: Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-84)
    Professor: Economics, Harvard University (1985-2000)
    Professor: Economics, Institute for Advanced Study (2000-)

    Nobel Prize for Economics 2007 (with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger B. Myerson)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1980
    National Science Foundation Fellowship (1972-75)
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1983-85)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Economic Association
    Econometric Society President (2003)
    European Economic Association
    Game Theory Society

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Author of books:
Planning, Shortage, and Transformation (2000, with András Simonovits)

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