Myrna Wooders, Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and the University of Warwick, is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Editor of Journal of Public Economic Theory, President of the Association of Public Economic Theory, Founding Editor of Economics Bulletin, Charter Member of the Game Theory Society, and has been an elected member of the Game Theory Society Council.
Since completing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Leo Hurwicz, Professor Wooders has researched primarily in the areas of public economic theory, game theory and network theory. She has published extensively on club theory, the theory of local public goods and coalition theory. Her publications include articles in Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior and other leading journals. Professor Wooders has held visiting appointments at Paris 1, Yale, Bonn, CentER for Economic Research (Tilburg), Hebrew University, CORE (Louvain-la-Neuve), the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and California Institute of Technology, among other institutions. Her co-authors number over fifteen, and include Nobel Laureate Reinhard Selten (Bonn), Professor Martin Shubik (Yale), and Professor Stef Tijs (Tilburg). Her awards include the prestigious Connaught Fellowship in the Social Sciences and a Humboldt Research Award for Foreign Scientists (Germany.
She has organized numerous scientific events, including Program Chair of the 1994 North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, and been guest editor of several journals, including Social Choice and Welfare and Games and Economic Behavior. Her recent research continues her work on club theory and coalitional games and new lines of research on stereotyping, and networks.