Nobel Laureate Erick Maskin, a professor at Harvard University, discussed his research on applying economic theory to the study of election systems in different Western countries at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28, in the Reitz Union Auditorium. Professor Maskin received the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He has also made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy and other areas of economics.
The talk, titled “How to Improve U.S. Presidential Elections,” focused on improving election laws through a series of economic formulas.
The event was cosponsored by the Univeristy of Florida Department of Economics, the Robert F. Lanzillotti Public Policy Research Center and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.