Jeffrey Ely is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Economics and Director of the Northwestern University Center for Economic Theory.
Ely conducts research on microeconomic theory, with a focus on mechanism design, the foundations of game theory, and evolution. Ely is currently the monograph series editor for the Econometric Society and serves on the editorial boards of Econometrica and Theoretical Economics an open-access journal on economic theory.
He has received numerous awards including multiple NSF grants and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation. Most recently, Professor Ely was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2009.
From 1996 to 2003, Ely was an assistant professor at Northwestern. He then joined the faculty at Boston University as an associate professor. Ely rejoined the Northwestern faculty in 2004 as a professor of economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1996.