The jury of the Urrutia Elejalde Diversity Prize, composed of Juan Urrutia (Chair), Claude d’Asprémont, Alan Kirman and Salvador Barberà, has unanimously agreed to propose Fernando Vega Redondo as the winner of the prize’s second edition, for the year 2011.
Fernando has worked in a diversity of fields, notably in public economics, evolutionary game theory, learning, experimental economics and the theory of networks. He has used a variety of tools some of them adopted from other sciences to treat these diverse topics. He has cooperated with scientists from other scientific fields in particular biologists and physicists and has also, himself, made contributions to those fields. Indeed he has published not only in the leading economics journals, but also in salient journals such as Physical Review, the Journal of Theoretical Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, and Science.
This prize is in recognition of the quality of his work and also of his capacity to go beyond the limits of the economics profession, and to connect with a diversity of scientific fields.