Repeated games: What have we learned?

George Mailath Inaugural Lecture

The theory of repeated games and reputations provides a central underpinning for economists’ understanding of social, political, and economic institutions, both formal and informal. Professor Mailath’s talk will survey what we have learned from this theory as well as what we have not.

George J Mailath is a Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and is taking up a continuing visiting professorship in the ANU Research School of Economics. Professor Mailath earned his undergraduate degree at ANU and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. He joined the faculty at UPenn in 1985 and was named the Walter H Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences in 2003. In 2006-2007, Professor Mailath was named Alfred Cowles Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is or has been an associate editor or editorial board member of Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, the International Economic Review, and Economic Theory. His research interests include pricing, noncooperative game theory, evolutionary game theory, repeated games, social norms, and the foundations of reputations.

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