Robert Axelrod
Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan; Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
 
Phone:
(734) 763-0099
Office:
Weill Hall
             
735 S. State St. #4116
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
E-mail: 
axe@umich.edu
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Research and Teaching Interests:
_International Development
International Trade & Investment
Tax and Public Finance
 
Educational Background:
PhD in Political Science, Yale University

Bio:
Robert Axelrod is the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan. He has appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. His books include "The Evolution of Cooperation," "The Complexity of Cooperation," and "Harnessing Complexity" (with Michael D. Cohen).

Axelrod's recent work focuses on how people (especially political elites) make sense out of novel situations. He draws on a wide range of disciplines, including evolutionary biology, psychology, and artificial intelligence. He also has long term interests in international security affairs including cyber issues and Middle East politics.

Axelrod is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was a MacArthur Prize Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received his PhD from Yale University. For more information, including a curriculum vitae and access to selected research papers, see Robert Axelrod's personal home page.

Academic Appointments:
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Department of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts