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Roger B. Meyerson

American Jewish Recipients of the Nobel Prize

Roger B. Meyerson: Noble Prize
in Economics Recipient-2007

by Seymour “Sy” Brody

Roger B. Meyerson is an American Jewish recipient of the Noble Prize in Economic in 2007 which he shared with Leonid Hurwicz and Eric S. Maskin for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory.

He was born on March 29, 1951, in Boston, Massachusetts, of Jewish parents. He attended Harvard University where he received his A.B., S.M., 1973, and his Ph.D., 1976. His degrees were all in applied mathematics.

After graduation, he became a professor of economics at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, 1976-2001. He is the author of Game Theory, Analysis of Conflict, 1991, and Probability Models for Economic Decisions, 2005. He has written many articles for Econometrica Mathematics of Operation Research and the International Game Theory, for which he served as an editorial board member for ten years .

After 25 years with Northwestern University, Meyerson joined the staff as the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, in 2001.

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