James Mirrlees#

James Mirrlees
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:310
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

James Mirrlees passed away August 29, 2018.

Present and Positions Held
  • 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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