Bachelor in Economics, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1965. Master of Science in Mathematics, DePaul University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, 1974.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wesleyan University, 2001.
Lecturer DePaul University, Chicago, 1970—1973. Research fellow Congress of Racial Equality, Louvain, Belgium, 1973—1974. Assistant professor economics University Illinois, Urbana, 1974—1976, associate professor econs, 1976—1980.
Professor economics University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1980—1982, professor economics finance, public management, since 1982, chairman department economics, 1982—1987, 1990, Harry P. Kamen professor economics. Board directors National Bureau Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visiting assistant professor University California San Diego, 1976.
Visiting professor Princeton University, 1979—1980, Stanford Business School, 1988—1989, California Institute of Technology, 2002, Harvard University, 2003, Yale University, 2004. Consultant in field; associate editor Journal Economic Theory, 1981—1987, since 2005, Journal Games and Economic Behavior, 1990—1997, since 2006. Co-editor Econometrica, 1997—2005.
Editor International Economic Review, 1996—1998. Editor Organization Theory and Allocation Processes section Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics, 1985—1994.
My work has concentrated on strategic behaviour in economic models, primarily general equilibrium models. The work has focussed on the theoretical limits of organisational design and performance, where organisations are modelled as games in strategic form and performance is taken to be the game theoretic solution (Nash, Dominant, Bayesian Nash) to these games.
Council member Game Theory Society, since 2005. Board directors National Bureau Economic Research, since 1986. Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences, Econometric Society (council member 2000-2005).
Member: American Economic Association (prize committee since 2002).
Children: Justin, Kevin.