Nobel prize winner to talk financial crises in Taipei


TAIPEI–Nobel laureate in economics Eric Maskin will deliver two lectures in Taipei next week that will touch on the issues of financial crises and strategic voting in elections, the organizers announced yesterday.

Maskin, who was awarded his Nobel Prize in 2007, will give talks entitled “Financial Crises: Why They Occur and What to Do about Them” and “Elections and Strategic Voting: Condorcet and Borda” on June 11 and 12, respectively, Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s highest research institute, said in a statement.

Maskin, a professor of economics at Harvard University, received his Nobel Prize along with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory. He is also famous for his contribution to game theory, the economics of incentives, and contract theory, according to the Academia Sinica statement.