American economist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2007) for “having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory”.
He attended Harvard University, where he received his A.B., summa cum laude, and S.M. in applied mathematics in 1973. Completed his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard University in 1976. His doctorate thesis was A Theory of Cooperative Games.
Myerson was a professor of economics at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Visiting Researcher at Bielefeld University and a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. Currently, he is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.