Alumni

An Evening with Nobel Laureate Roger B. Myerson

Chicago Booth Alumni Relations

Pakistan Club

June 15, 2009: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Chicago Booth Pakistan Club invites you to join us as we welcome Roger B. Myerson, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and 2007 Nobel laureate for Economic Sciences. Professor Myerson will discuss his latest research paper, "Constitutional Structures for a Strong Democracy" (March, 2009) which addresses the necessary reforms for democracy to prosper in Pakistan.

Where

Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:Driving directons. Discounted ($6.00) Parking: 300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 validated parking after 4PM. Have your pass validated at Gleacher security.

Event Details

The Chicago Booth Pakistan Club invites you to join us as we welcome Roger B. Myerson, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and 2007 Nobel laureate for Economic Sciences. Professor Myerson will discuss his latest research paper, "Constitutional Structures for a Strong Democracy: Considerations on the Government of Pakistan" (March, 2009) which addresses the necessary reforms for democracy to prosper in Pakistan. If you would like to read the research, it is available here.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 6/15/2009

Program

6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration & Networking

7:00 PM-7:15 PM: Welcome by K. Rizwan Kadir, '97, and Introduction of Professor Myerson by Navaid Abidi, '06

7:15 PM-8:30 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Roger B. Myerson (Speaker)
Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, The University of Chicago

Roger B. Myerson was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He was recognized for his contributions to mechanism design theory, initiated by co-winner Leonid Hurwicz of the University of Minnesota, and which Myerson further developed with others, including co-winner Eric Maskin of the Institute for Advanced Study. Myerson has made seminal contributions to the fields of economics and political science. In game theory he introduced a refinement of Nash's equilibrium concept, called "proper equilibrium." He has applied game theoretic tools to political science to study and compare electoral systems, and he also developed fundamental ideas of mechanism design, such as the revelation principle and "revenue-equivalence theorem." Myerson also has developed computer software for auditing formulas and for simulation and decision analysis for use with Microsoft spreadsheet software. He is the author of Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict (1991) and Probability Models for Economic Decisions (2005). Myerson also has published numerous articles in Econometrica, Mathematics of Operations Research and the International Journal of Game Theory, for which he served as an editorial board member for 10 years. During his 25-year tenure at Northwestern University, Myerson twice served as a Visiting Professor in Economics at Chicago. He joined the Chicago faculty in 2001. He received his A.B., summa cum laude, and S.M. in applied mathematics in 1973 from Harvard University and a Ph.D., also in applied mathematics, from Harvard University in 1976.

Questions

K. Rizwan Kadir, '97 

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