Professor Peyton Young FBA

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

Elected 2007

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Current post

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

Past appointments

London School of Economics and Political Science Centennial Professor

2017 -

Nuffield College University of Oxford Fellow

2007 -

Game Theory Society President

2006 -

The Brookings Institution Senior Fellow in Economics

1997 -

Johns Hopkins University Scott and Barbara Black Professor of Economics

1994 - 2007

City University, New York Graduate School of the City University of New York

1971 - 1976


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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