Myrna Wooders

Visiting Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Honors University of Alberta, PhD University of Minnesota

Research Areas: discrimination, privacy, coalition formation

Professor Myrna Wooders is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, an Economic Theory Fellow, and a Fellow of the Game Theory Society. Her PhD was supervised by Nobel Laureate Leonid Hurwicz. She is Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University, Editor of Journal of Public Economic Theory, co-principal investigator for GetPreCiSe (an NIH Center for Excellence in Ethics Research), and President of the Association of Public Economic Theory.

Myrna Wooders’ research has concentrated on game theory and its applications, including public economics and information economics. Her recent work has focused on problems of team/coalition formation from the perspectives of non-cooperative game theory and on experimental economics. Professor Wooders has published over 100 papers, including papers in Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, and, most recently, Scientific Advances.

Professor Wooders has given numerous keynote lectures in the USA, Europe, and Australia. She research has been the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Science and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In addition, she has been awarded a Humboldt Prize for Foreign Scientists, a Connaught Fellowship, and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. She has held numerous visiting positions at major universities.


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