Nobel laureate Roger Myerson has been appointed the inaugural David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies, joining one of four named professorships within The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago. The new appointment is in the Harris School of Public Policy, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, and the College. 

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Roger Myerson

In 2007, Myerson was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in recognition of his advances in the study of mechanism design theory. He currently holds appointments in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the College. His work has centered around conflict resolution and promotion of democracy and peaceful societies. 

Myerson joins three faculty members at The Pearson Institute: James Robinson, the Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, University Professor and The Pearson Institute Director; Christopher Blattman, the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies; and Oeindrila Dube, the Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies. The Pearson Institute was announced in 2015 following a historic gift from The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Foundation. The Institute and its Global Forum series promotes research, policymaking, and strategic efforts in the field of global conflict. Applicants to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program may apply for the Pearson Fellowship. You can read more about the Fellowship here.

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