Matthew O. Jackson

Trione Chair of the Department of Economics
William D. Eberle Professor of Economics
Academic Council Faculty
Department Chair

Matthew O. Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, as well as Department Chair. He is also an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. He was at Northwestern University and Caltech before joining Stanford, and received his BA from Princeton University in 1984 and PhD from Stanford in 1988. Jackson's research interests include game theory, microeconomic theory, and the study of social and economic networks, on which he has published many articles and the books `The Human Network' and `Social and Economic Networks'. He also teaches an online course on networks and co-teaches two others on game theory. Jackson is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Game Theory Society Fellow, and an Economic Theory Fellow, and his other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Social Choice and Welfare Prize, the von Neumann Award from Rajk Laszlo College, an honorary doctorate from Aix-Marseille University, the B.E.Press Arrow Prize for Senior Economists, and teaching awards. He has served as co-editor of Games and Economic Behavior, the Review of Economic Design, and Econometrica.

Related News

Based on a new study by Arun Chandrasekhar, Matthew Jackson, and their colleagues: Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and Samuel Thau, "global problems, from climate change to financial crises to disease control, are hard to address without policy coordination across borders." Read more.
Well done Matthew on receiving the distinguished Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize awarded by the Toulouse School of Economics.

Contact

Telephone
650-723-3544
Office
241 Landau Economics

Office Hours

Monday 4:00-5:00pm

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