Swinkels elected fellow of Econometric Society

Jeroen M. Swinkels, Ph.D., the August A. Busch Jr. Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy at Olin School of Business, was recently elected as a fellow of the Econometric Society.

With a worldwide membership, the Econometric Society is the most prestigious society in its field. Over the past decade, only about 15 individuals per year have been elected as fellows.

Econometric Society fellows must have published original contributions to economic theory or to statistical, mathematical, or accounting analyses that pertain to problems in economic theory. The society publishes the journal Econometrica, the field’s premier journal.

Swinkels’ research focuses on the properties of large auctions and the optimal design of incentive schemes. Other research includes theoretical work on the foundations of game theory, studies of how people learn in strategic situations and examinations of the evolutionary foundations of preferences.

He also studies applications of game theory to understanding a variety of economic situations, including the use of education to signal ability and the behavior of firms in strategic settings.