Roger Myerson, the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, received the Medaille de Citoyen d'honneur de la ville de Marseille, making him an honorary citizen of Marseille, France.
Myerson received the honor when he delivered the keynote address at the 10th Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet conference in Marseille.
The annual conference, organized by the Institute d’Economie Publique, features economics research with an emphasis on theory with applications for public decision-making.
Myerson has made seminal contributions to the fields of economics and political science. He has applied game-theoretic tools to political science, analyzing how political incentives can be affected by different electoral systems and constitutional structures.
Myerson is the author of Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict (1991) and Probability Models for Economic Decisions (2005). He also has published numerous articles in Econometrica, the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Decisions, and the International Journal of Game Theory, for which he served as an editorial board member for 10 years.
He received a PhD from Harvard University and taught for 25 years in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University before joining the UChicago faculty in 2001.
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to mechanism design theory.