Peyton Young '62 (2012)

Following his graduation from North Shore in 1962, Peyton Young went to Harvard University, graduating in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree cum laude in General Studies and from the University of Michigan in 1970 with a PhD in Mathematics where he was awarded the Sumner B. Myers thesis prize for his work in combinatorial mathematics. Thus began his very distinctive, distinguished and accomplished career in the field of education.
Today, he is an expert on social norms and how they relate to the design of policy. He has also written extensively on political representation, voting and distributive justice. He is the James Meade Professor of Economics at Oxford University as well as an American game theorist known for his contributions to evolutionary game theory and its application to the study of institutional and technological change.

Following his graduation from North Shore in 1962, Peyton Young went to Harvard University, graduating in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree cum laude in General Studies and from the University of Michigan in 1970 with a PhD in Mathematics where he was awarded the Sumner B. Myers thesis prize for his work in combinatorial mathematics. Thus began his very distinctive, distinguished and accomplished career in the field of education.

Today, he is an expert on social norms and how they relate to the design of policy. He has also written extensively on political representation, voting and distributive justice. He is the James Meade Professor of Economics at Oxford University as well as an American game theorist known for his contributions to evolutionary game theory and its application to the study of institutional and technological change.

In addition, Peyton is a Research Professor in Economics at Johns Hopkins University and Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Center on Social and Economic Dynamics at The Brookings Institution.

He is the author of numerous books, working papers and publications and has been well recognized with honors, awards and fellowships. Most recently he received the George Hallett Award from the American Political Science Association and was named Fellow of the British Academy and the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Economics at University of Siena.

North Shore County Day School proudly presents the 2012 Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition to Peyton Young.

Presented September 15, 2012 by Bill Bach ’87
Alumni Board President, North Shore Country Day School
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