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Professor and President

In the end of July it became officially known that the academic supervisor of the International Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making, Professor Hervé Moulin, was elected as Vice President of the International Game Theory Society (GTS).

Game Theory Society was founded in 1999. The main purpose of the organization is to promote and support research, teaching and applications of game theory.

The Society Board members are elected by the Council of the Game Theory Society, an elected body consisting of leading experts in game theory and its applications. Vice President is chosen in recognition of their  essential contribution to the game theory and exceptional services in the research community. According to the rules of the Society, after two years of being in the position of Vice President they automatically become President. Despite the fact that the presidential term of Professor Moulin will start in two years, he will now take an active part in the activities of the GTS Board. In the history of the Society three out of the seven presidents are Nobel Prize winners in Economics (Roger Myerson, Eric Maskin, Robert Aumann). Note that Eric Maskin also works at the HSE.

Professor Moulin: "I am honoured by my election as Executive Vice President of the Game Theory Society. The term for Vice President is two years, after which one serves for two years as President, so this will start in the summer 2018.

The GTS started in 1995 as a way to coordinate the exploding amount of research in Game Theory and its applications to a variety of fields, notably Biology, Computer Sciences, Political Sciences, Mathematics, and, of course, Economics. A major role of the Society is to organize every 4 years a "World Congress" gathering researchers from around the world and all disciplines. This summer in Maastricht we held the 5th such event, where over 750 papers were presented to about 800 participants. I will be very involved in the design of the next meeting, in 2020, of which the venue will be chosen by competitive bidding.

From the perspective of the research at HSE I plan to explore new opportunities for international events fitting the general scope of the Society. Of course I would have done this anyway even as a regular member of the GTS, but the PR effect of my election will be helpful to secure the best quality of participants, and, hopefully, some funding from non-academic sponsors.

In a learned Society like the GTS the executive officers are there mainly to listen to new research directions and help increase the impact of the Game Theory approach in the academic community at large. The long tradition of the game theory methodology in the Soviet and Russian Academia is a rich soil on which we can build up the impact and visibility of our Lab."

We congratulate Professor Moulin and wish him success in his new position!