VINCENT CONITZER AND TIM ROUGHGARDEN RECEIVE THE SEVENTH SOCIAL CHOICE AND WELFARE PRIZE
A jury composed of Bhaskar Dutta (chair, President-elect of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare), Lars Ehlers, Matt Jackson, Adam Meirowitz and Maurice Salles (President of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare) and Maurice Salles has chosen to award the seventh Social Choice and Welfare Prize jointly to Vincent Conitzer (Duke University) and Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University).
The purpose of the Social Choice and Welfare Prize is to honour young scholars of excellent accomplishment in the area of social choice theory and welfare economics. The laureate should be 40 years or less as of January of the year when the International Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare is scheduled to take place. During this meeting, the prize winner(s) will give a one-hour lecture.
The SCW prize medal "La Pensée" ("The Thought") is due to Raymond Delamarre (1890-1986), a rather well-known French sculptor associated with what has been called "Art Deco" (Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York, the architects Mallet-Stevens or Le Corbusier in France). He is in particular famous for his work at the entrance of the Suez Canal. A web site: www.atelier-raymond-delamarre.fr.
PAST LAUREATES :
2012 : LARS EHLERS and ADAM MEIROWITZ
2008 : TAYFUN SOMNEZ
2006 : JOHN DUGGAN
2004 : FRANCOIS MANIQUET
2002 : MATTHEW JACKSON