NYWC Annual Meeting & Faculty Lecture
Please join us at the New York Wellesley Club's Annual Meeting, featuring a Faculty Lecture by Susan Skeath, Professor of Economics at Wellesley College
Professor Skeath will speak on "Games We Play: Game Theory in Everyday Life."
Basic concepts and insights from the field of game theory can be applied to any situation involving strategic decision-making, when the effects of one's decisions depend on how others react to them. We face strategic situations in many everyday interactions, with our children, our co-workers, and even our fellow commuters. And we are affected by others' strategic situations as well, especially those that arise in politics and business. This talk will provide examples and applications to a range of common interactions as a path to better understanding of strategic behavior in general.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
150 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Suggested donation: NYWC Member: ($5) | Non-member: ($10)
Susan Skeath, Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, is a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania and completed her PhD at Princeton University. She joined the faculty at Wellesley in the fall of 1989 and has just completed her 29th year of teaching there. Prof. Skeath's areas of expertise are in microeconomic theory, international trade theory, applied game theory, and experimental economics. She has published numerous papers in these fields, has held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston University, and the Commerce Division of the University of Otago in New Zealand, is on the editorial board of several journals, and served a term on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Economic Association. --- Her teaching portfolio, which reflects her areas of research expertise, includes Intermediate and Advanced Microeconomic Theory courses, International Trade Theory, Industrial Organization, and Games of Strategy, an intermediate-level interdisciplinary introduction to game theory for which she authored a textbook (also called Games of Strategy, and now headed to a fifth edition) with her Princeton mentor, Avinash Dixit.
At Wellesley, she directs the Wellesley/Brandeis BA/MA five-year program, serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Peace and Justice Studies Program, is a first-year advisor, and a member of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee.
Prof. Skeath is married and has two children, one a recent college-graduate and fledgling zookeeper, the other a junior physics major at Dickinson College.
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