Newsletter of the Game Theory Society 2011

Council Elections 2011

(mailed to GTS members by Federico Valenciano, Secretary-Treasurer of the Game Theory Society on Tuesday, 29 November 2011)

Dear member of the Game Theory Society,

The elections for the replacement of 12 members of the GTS Council have taken place, and the following candidates have been elected:

Dilip Abreu
Elchanan Ben-Porath
Francis Bloch
Jean-Jacques Herings
Carmen Herrero
Paul Klemperer
Preston McAfee
Andrew McLennan
Fernando Vega-Redondo
Eyal Winter
Asher Wolinsky
Bill Zame

We thank candidates and voters for their collaboration.

4th Congress GAMES 2012 of the Game Theory Society in Istanbul

(mailed to GTS members by Eric Maskin and Larry Samuelson on Thursday, 6 October 2011)

Dear member of the Game Theory Society,

the Fourth Congress of the Game Theory Society will take place Sunday July 22 - Thursday July 26, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey.

The webpage for submissions to the congress of the Game Theory Society is now open, at

and it will also be reachable via the GTS conferences webpage

If you intend to submit a paper, you may already now click on "Paper Submission - Please Click here" which will take you to the Conference Maker webpage for the congress where you can enter or amend your details, for later submission of your paper.

The submission deadline is February 1, 2012, with notification of decisions by March 1, 2012. The deadline for early registration is April 15, 2012.

Members of the Game Theory Society pay a registration fee of 260 Euros (with a reduced rate of 130 Euros for students and members from low-income countries). Non-members pay a fee of 370 Euros and will therefore profit from joining the Society from 2012 onwards, so please encourage prospective participants to join the GTS for 2012 if they have not done so already.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Congress!

The conference organizer is Jean Andre Augustin Laine, who has taken over from Remzi Sanver, and we thank Jean for the hard work he is putting into the organization of the congress in Istanbul.

Eric Maskin, President of the Game Theory Society
Larry Samuelson, Program Chair of GAMES2012

Call for nominations for named lectures at GTS congress

(mailed by Eric Maskin 5 April 2011)

Dear Members of the Game Theory Society,

I would like to invite you to nominate candidates for the three named lectures (see below) at Games 2012 (to be held in Istanbul, July 22-26, 2012). A nomination statement should provide the following information:

  1. name and institutional affiliation(s) of the candidate,
  2. a description of the nature and importance of the candidate's research that is germane to the lecture in question,
  3. citations of the candidate's published work on that topic.

Nomination statements should not exceed two pages including citations. Please do not nominate the same candidate for more than one lecture.

You may email nominations to and I will forward them to the relevant selection committee; all nominations will be acknowledged.

Nominations must be received by May 2, 2011 to be considered.


Eric Maskin
President, GTS

GTS mailing list

(mailed to GTS members by Bernhard von Stengel on 22 March 2011)

Dear member of the Game Theory Society:

The GTS webpage has a very active webpage for conference announcements, and upcoming deadlines are posted at the bottom of the home page, but otherwise communications by the society tend to be confined to business matters such as council elections.

A number of opportunities such as job openings that are not part of the normal job market, new books, and the like, may be of interest to GTS members. For that purpose, we would like to introduce a GTS MAILING LIST to which at first every GTS member belongs (but can unsubscribe at any time).

If you want to post something, please send email with "GTS announcement" in its subject to, also for further suggestions. All emails will be acknowledged.

Thank you for your interest and best wishes,

Bernhard von Stengel
GTS communications officer on behalf of all GTS officers

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