Eric Maskin, a Nobel laureate and the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Science at the [...]Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, delivers the sixth annual Robert Rosenthal Memorial Lecture, on the topic of how presidents should be elected.
Maskin is best known for his work on the theory of mechanism design. Along with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson, he was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for having “laid the foundations of mechanism design theory.” He is recognized for contributions to other areas of economics as well, including the theory of income inequality, the study of intellectual property rights, and political economy.
The Robert Rosenthal Memorial Lecture series was founded by the Rosenthal family in honor of Robert Rosenthal, a prominent member of the BU economics department.
Hosted by the Graduate Economics Association and the Department of Economics at the College of Arts & Sciences on April 8, 2011.