Drew Fudenberg is the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at MIT. He received an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College in 1978, and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1981.
He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and was its President in 2017. He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is a past editor of Econometrica and a co-founder of the open access journal Theoretical Economics.
Fudenberg’s work on game theory ranges from foundational work on learning and equilibrium to the analysis of repeated games and reputation effects to the study of particular games, competition between firms, and other topics in theoretical industrial organization. More recently he has worked on topics in behavioral economics and decision theory such as self-control and stochastic choice. He is the author of four books: Dynamic Models of Oligopoly (1986) with Jean Tirole, Game Theory (1991) with Jean Tirole, The Theory of Learning in Games (1998) with David K. Levine, and A Long-Run Collaboration on Long-Run Games (2008) with David K. Levine.