Mr. Maskin is a Harvard professor. He received a Nobel in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He also has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics.
He received his A.B. and Ph.D from Harvard and did postdoctoral studies at Cambridge University. He served on the faculty of MIT as well as at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Mr. Maskin is a member of many academies and is an honorary fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. He is an honorary professor of six universities and the recipient of eight honorary doctorates. He has been awarded many economic prizes and has served as editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, and the Economic Theory Series (World Scientific Publishing) and as associate or advisory editor of several other journals.
He is a past president of the Econometric Society and the Game Theory Society. He is the director of the Jerusalem School in Economic Theory.