Dedman College 2016
Shlomo Weber is the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics in Dedman College. He received his M.Sc. in mathematics from Moscow State University and Ph.D. in mathematical economics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He taught at Haifa University in Israel and York University in Toronto before joining SMU in 1993. At SMU he served as chair of the Economics Department from 1994-2000 and later as director of the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies. He also served as academic or research director in institutions across the globe, including the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics in Belgium, the International School of Economics in Tbilisi, Georgia, and the New Economic School in Moscow. An eminent game theorist, Professor Weber has published over 100 articles in leading economics and political science journals. He co-authored the book How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity and co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Russian Economy and the Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language. He has consulted for organizations and governments in North America, Europe and Asia. His numerous international honors include the German Humboldt Prize for outstanding foreign scholars and the Russian Megagrant Award. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Economics.