Professor Simon Grant


Research School of Economics

Professor and John C. Harsanyi Chair of Economics
Phone number
+61 2 612 58688
Room 2006, HW Arndt Bld (25A)
Research areas

Microeconomics; Decision theory; Game theory.


Simon Grant is a Professor and John C. Harsanyi Chair of Economics. He is also an Elected Fellow of The Econometric Society, ​The Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. Simon’s research interests are broadly in microeconomics, decision theory and game theory. In particular, Simon looks at developing theories of rational decision in the presence of uncertainty and/or unawareness.  He has also worked on: applying non-expected utility theory to games, bargaining and social choice; and  examining and modelling boundedly rational decision makers with limited awareness in the presence of uncertainty, and applying these models to economic settings involving strategic interactions and social choice.  Simon has written on these topics and his research has appeared in leading academic journals including EconometricaAmerican Economic ReviewJournal of Political Economy and Journal of Economic Theory.

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Co-editor, Journal of Mathematical Economics

Associate editor, Management Science 

This is Simon’s second tenure at ANU. He has held positions at The University of Melbourne, The University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, and Rice University in Houston, Texas as well as visiting positions at The New Economic School, Moscow, Yale University, New Haven and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.


Current Teaching:

ECON2013 Behavioral Economics

ECON2141 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory