Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

Peter A. Diamond Professor of Economics

Research Fields

Economic Theory

Contact Information

Office Phone (617) 253-5193
Email Address
Office E52-422
Assistant Name Grace Coogan


Stephen Morris is an economic theorist recognized for his work on the foundations and applications of game theory. He is known particularly for his work on higher-order beliefs in economics and game theory. He was born in Weybridge, England, and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Mathematics and Economics in 1985. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1991, after working as an economist for two years for the Government of Uganda. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and Princeton University before joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019, where he is currently the Peter A. Diamond Professor of Economics. He served as President of the Econometric Society in 2019 and President of the Society for Advancement of Economic Theory in 2023.

Featured Awards & Honors

Sloan Research Fellowship
Fellow of the Econometric Society
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy