Rajiv Vohra Ford Foundation Professor of Economics

Rajiv Vohra is a professor of economics and former dean of the faculty at Brown University.

A graduate of St. Stephen's College in New Delhi, Vohra earned his master's at the Delhi School of Economics in 1979 and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1983. He came to Brown in 1983 as an assistant professor economics, becoming a full professor in 1989. He served as chair of the Department of Economics for four years, from 1991 to 1995.
Vohra's work in economic theory ranges widely, encompassing general equilibrium theory, cooperative and non-cooperative game theory, information economics and implementation theory. His theoretical work has served as the conceptual foundation for developing policy in many areas of practical importance, from regulation of public utilities to pollution controls to the formation of cartels. His research has been regularly supported by the National Science Foundation.

Vohra has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Indian Statistical Institute and served as the Morgenstern Visiting Professor of Economic Theory at New York University. He has served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Game Theory, the Journal of Mathematical Economics and the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

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