Matthew O. Jackson
|Alma mater||Stanford University Princeton University|
|Awards||Social Choice and Welfare Prize (2002)|
Matthew Owen Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute, and a fellow of CIFAR.He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1988. Jackson has been honored with the Social Choice and Welfare Prize, the B.E.Press Arrow Prize for Senior Economists, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has served as co-editor of Games and Economic Behavior, the Review of Economic Design, and Econometrica. Jackson co-teaches a popular game theory course on Coursera.org, along with Kevin Leyton-Brown and Yoav Shoham.
Jackson's research concerns game theory, microeconomic theory, and the study of social and economic networks.
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