Jon Elster#

Jon Elster
Membership Number:422
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1995 Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Science, Columbia University
  • since 1984 Research director, Institute for Social Research, Oslo
  • 1984-1995 Professor of political science and philosophy, University of Chicago
  • 1975-1985 Associate professor of history and philosophy, University of Oslo
  • 1973-1977 Associate professor of sociology, University of Paris VIII

Fields of Scholarship
  • Philosophy of social science
  • Rational choice theory

Honours and Awards
  • 1981 Member, Norwegian Academy of Sciences,
  • 1989 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1995 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Valencia
  • 1998 Doctor Honoris Causa, Stockholm University
  • 2002 John von Neumann award, Budapest University

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