D. John Roberts

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Donald John Roberts (born February 11, 1945 in Winnipeg ) is a Canadian economist at Stanford University .

Roberts received a bachelor's degree from the University of Manitoba in 1967 and a Ph.D. in 1972 from Hugo Freund Sonnenschein with his thesis Lindahl Equilibrium and the Allocation of Public Goods at the University of Minnesota. in economics. He initially held a professorship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University before moving to Stanford University in 1980 . Here he is the emeritus John H. Scully Professor of Economics, Strategic Management, and International Business .

Roberts' research contributed significantly to the development of economic theories, in particular to game theory and its applications in questions of economics and management . He examined competition in industry, especially under conditions of asymmetrical information , and organizational economics . More recent work dealing with randomized studies on changes in corporate management in large companies .

Roberts has been a member of the Econometric Society since 1982 . In 2005 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences , and in 2007 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg . His book The Modern Firm: Organizational Design for Performance and Growth was named best business book of the year by The Economist 2004.

His PhD students include Susan Athey and Garth Saloner .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Econometric Society Fellows, November 2017 ; accessed on June 14, 2018.
  2. Book of Members 1780 – present, Chapter R. (PDF; 508 kB) In: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (amacad.org). Retrieved June 14, 2018 .
  3. Feet up, volume down ( Memento from March 21, 2017 in the Internet Archive )