Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management
Science (CMS-EMS) was created in 1971 to bring together
economists, mathematicians, and social scientists at Northwestern
University who use mathematical methods and models in their
work. A major focus of research at the Center has been
the use of game theory in the analysis and design of systems,
organizations, and institutions for managing and regulating
economic and political activities.
is part of the Kellogg School of Management and is a related
center of the Northwestern
Institute of Complex Systems (NICO). It is also
closely affiliated with the Center
for Economic Theory (CET) of the Weinberg College.
has a twofold mission:
encourage and support the research and professional development
of faculty members and students, and
provide a link between the Northwestern community and the
international professional community.
missions are realized by a variety of programs.
series of seminars organized
jointly with the CET where faculty members (and, on occasion,
students) present work-in-progress;
series of Theory
jointly with the CET
where invited speakers communicate and discuss their research;
mini-courses and tutorials;
longer term visitors (post-docs, faculty members from
other institutions and 'pre-docs') who spend from a few
weeks to an academic year here;
pre-print series, called CMS-EMS
Discussion Papers - these papers, which are usually
published in professional journals or books, circulate
Approximately 50-60 papers are produced each year.
to three small conferences a year on a variety of topics
consistent with the interests of the CMS-EMS.