President, New Economic School, Moscow Leading Scientist, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, Moscow and Professor Emeritus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Shlomo Weber, President of New Economic School, Moscow, Leading Scientist, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, Moscow, and Professor Emeritus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He holds M.Sc. cum laude in Mathematics from Moscow State University and Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as Chairman of the Department of Economics at SMU, Research Director of CORE at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and Academic Director of the International School of Economics, Tbilisi, Georgia. He was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize for outstanding foreign scientists and the Megagrant Award from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. He published over 100 articles in leading journals in economics and political science. His interests include societal diversity and social interactions in heterogeneous societies. His book with Victor Ginsburgh, “How many languages do we need? Economics of linguistic diversity” was published by the Princeton University Press. He also edited “The Oxford Handbook of Russian Economy”, and “The Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language”.