James Mirrlees#


James Mirrlees
Email:jam28 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:310
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ECONOMICS, BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
Username:jmirrlees
Elected:1989
Homepage: http://institute.eib.org/prof-sir-james-alexander-mirrlees





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 Founding Master of the Morningside College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • since 1995 Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge
  • 1968-1995 Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
  • 1963-1968 Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer, in Economics, University of Cambridge
  • 1963 PhD. in Economics with thesis Optimum Accumulation Under Uncertainty at Cambridge University
  • 1954-1957 MA Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Economic models
  • Political economy

Honours and Awards
  • J. Mirrlees was knighted in 1998
  • 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (jointly with William Vickrey) "for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information"
  • Member of Scotland's Council of Economic Advisers
  • Member of Academia Europea
  • Distinguished Professor-at-Large and the Master of Morningside College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

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