Jon Elster left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Jon Elster

Jon Elster

Working experience:

  • Research director, Institute for Social Research, Oslo, 1984 to present.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, since 1988
  • Member, Academia Europaea since 1989
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, 1990-92.
  • Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy since 1991
  • Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Science, Columbia University, 1995 to present.
  • Adjunct Professor, Centre for the Study of Civil War, Oslo 2003-2007

Please refer to the full CV for a complete list.

Education: from the University of Oslo, 1966. Thesis: "Prise de conscience dans la Phénoménologie de l'Esprit de Hegel".

Docteur ès lettres et sciences sociales from the University of Paris V, 1972. Thesis: "Production et reproduction: Essai sur Marx".

External homepage:

Please see the external homepage at Columbia University for more information about this person.

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