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Professor Peyton Young FBA

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About this Fellow

Game theory and its application to the evolution of social norms, learning and innovation, theories of distributive justice, and the design of legislative systems.



Current post

  • Centennial Professor, London School of Economics; Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Scott and Barbara Black Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1994 - 2007
  • Senior Fellow in Economics, The Brookings Institution, 1997
  • President, Game Theory Society, 2006
  • Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 2007
  • Graduate School of the City University of New York, City University, New York, 1971 - 1976
  • Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017


Individual Strategy and Social Structure: An Evolutionary Theory of Institutions Princeton University Press 1998

Equity in Theory and Practice Princeton University Press 1994

'The Evolution of Conventions' Econometrica, 61, 57-84 1993

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