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Economist , educator , Game theorist

Roger Bruce Myerson, American economist, educator. Recipient Nobel prize in economics, 2007, Jean-Jacques Laffont prize, 2009; fellow John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1983-1984; Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1984-1986. Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences (Midwest council member 1995—2002, vice president 1999—2002), Econometric Society 2007-2008, (president 2009, council mem.1996-2002, since 2005); member: National Academy of Sciences.

Background

Myerson, Roger Bruce was born on March 29, 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Richard L. and Rosemarie (Farkas) Myerson.

Education

AB summa cum laude, Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1976. Doctor (honorary), University Basel, Switzerland, 2002.

Career

Assistant professor decision science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1976-1978;associate professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1979-1982;professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1982;Harold Stuart professor decision science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1986;professor economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1987. Guest researcher U. Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany, 1978-1979. Visiting professor economics University of Chicago, 1985-1986.

Works

Membership

Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences (Midwest council member 1995—2002, vice president 1999—2002), Econometric Society 2007-2008, (president 2009, council mem.1996-2002, since 2005). Member: National Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Regina M. Weber, August 29, 1982. Children: Daniel, Rebecca.

father:
Richard L. Myerson

mother:
Rosemarie (Farkas) Myerson

spouse:
Regina M. Weber

child:
Daniel Myerson

child:
Rebecca Myerson