John Moore

John Moore

SIRE Director until 2009

Organisation: University of Edinburgh


John Moore is an economic theorist with an interest in the nature of contracts, and the interplay between financial markets and the rest of the economy. He is the 2010 President of the Econometric Society. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Economic Association.

John Moore was appointed to the University of Edinburgh as the George Watson's and Daniel Stewart's Professor of Political Economy in 2000. Previously, in 1983, he was appointed to the London School of Economics, where in 1990 he became Professor of Economic Theory, a position he still holds. He has held visiting positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University. Between 1997 and 2000 he was a Professor of Economics at the University of St Andrews. He was a Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, 1987-1991. He was the first Director of the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics from 2006 to 2009.

He was a Leverhulme Personal Research Professor, 1997-2002, and a UK Economic and Social Research Council Professorial Fellow, 2002-05. Currently he holds a European Research Council five-year Advanced Grant, that started in 2009.

In 1999, John Moore and his collaborator Nobuhiro Kiyotaki jointly received the Yrjö Jahnsson Award from the European Economic Association.

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