2002 - Eric R. Maskin
Nobel Laureate 2007
"How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Application of Auction Theory"
Princeton University

Eric S. Maskin has been the Albert O.Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton since 2000. Before that he taught first at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then at Harvard University, where he was Louis Berkman Professor of Economics. He has been a research fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge; visiting overseas fellow at Churchill and St. John's Colleges, Cambridge; a Guggenheim Fellow; and a Sloan Research Fellow.

Professor Maskin has made contributions to many areas of economic theory including the theory of incentives (especially to implementational mechanism design theory), game theory, and social choice theory. He has often given lectures on these topics, including the Churchill Lectures at Cambridge University, the Kenneth Arrow Lectures at Stanford University, the Alfred Marshall Lecture of the European Economic Association, the Seattle Lecture of the Econometric Society Eighth World Congress, and the Lionel McKenzie Lecture at the University of Rochester. He twice won the J.K. Galbraith teaching prize at Harvard University.

Professor Maskin is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society, where he is currently first vice president. He will serve as the society's president in 2003. He is also a charter member of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare and the Game Theory Society.

Professor Maskin is editor of Economics Letters and previously served as editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has been an associate or advisory editor of many other journals.