Prof. Jeff Ely, Director of the mathematical methods in Social Sciences at Northwestern University
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Prof. Jeff Ely is the director of the mathematical methods in Social Sciences at Northwestern University. He is a microeconomic theorist with interests ranging from pure game theory to applied microeconomics to behavioral and experimental economics. His work includes contributions to the foundations of Game Theory under incomplete information, repeated games, and the evolution of preferences. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He was a founding co-editor of the open-access journal Theoretical Economics.

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