Matthew Jackson

Science Board, External Professor

Matthew O. Jackson 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 on the editorial boards of Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, PNAS, and the Review of Economic Design, and served as the President of the Game Theory Society.

Primary Institution: Stanford University

Role/Title: William D. Eberle Professor of Economics

Topics of Interest: Economics - Finance - Network Theory - Social Science - Game Theory

How SFI changes your mind: SFI connects people across disciplines and via common challenges and interests. The new perspectives and insights are a great stimulus.

When and how you first got involved with SFI: I had long heard about SFI from Ken Arrow, and then finally connected via a workshop in 2007.

Favorite Book: Childhood's End

Favorite Film: Bladerunner