Kellogg Center for Game Theory and Economic Behavior

Mathematics Core to the Strategic Analysis of Business

The Kellogg Center for Game Theory and Economic Behavior was founded by Kellogg faculty and is managed by a director appointed by the Kellogg dean. Today, the center leads initiatives key to advancing global research within the field.


Event Highlights

Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture Series

What is the effect of strategic behavior on the operation of business, economic and political systems? Building on ideas from the social, evolutionary and computer sciences, the Center advances game theory as a tool for the study of such questions.

Ehud Kalai / Center Director

The center's work

Game Theory Research Support

The center is host to a number of game theoretic researchers at Kellogg. As host, it supports travel to conferences and lectures by researchers that advance the field of game theory.

Games and Economic Behavior

The center is editorial office for Games and Economic Behavior, considered the leading journal of game theory and among the top journals in economics. The GEB editorial board includes more than 70 advisory editors from more than 50 universities around the world. It is one of two official journals of the Game Theory Society and evaluates more than 700 academic papers per year.

Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture Series

The center is host to the annual Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture Series. First held in 1983, the lecture series has featured several prominent economists, including 14 Nobel Prize winners. The 2010 Schwartz Memorial Lecturer, Alvin E. Roth, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. The 2012 Lecturer, Jean Tirole, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.


Game Theory and Economic Behavior Research & Thought Leadership

Explore more Kellogg thought leadership

Firming Up the Foundations of Game Theory

Elucidating the role of information in strategic interactions

To Bluff or Not to Bluff

Game theory says it’s pure mathematics. But human psychology matters, too.

Life is Full of Big Games

Ehud Kalai explores the importance of rational learning in game theory.

Faculty & Research

Learn more about academic research at Kellogg.

Contact Us

The Center for Game Theory and Economic Behavior may be reached by email. Contact Jennifer Byrd to learn more.

Meet Our Faculty Director

Ehud Kalai is the James J. O’Connor distinguished professor of decision and game sciences at Kellogg.

Interested in learning more? Get in touch.