Professor Schelling received his AB from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD from Harvard University. He spent the years 1948-53 in Europe (the Marshall Plan), in the White House, and in the Executive Office of the President; Yale University (1953-58); the RAND Corporation (1958-59); Harvard University (Department of Economics, Center for International Affairs, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government) (1959-90); and 1990-2003 as Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics and the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association and was president of that association in 1991. He received the Frank E. Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy, the National Academy of Sciences Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War, and honorary doctorates from the RAND Graduate School of Policy Analysis and from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has published on military strategy and arms control, energy and environmental policy, climate change, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, organized crime, foreign aid and international trade, conflict and bargaining theory, racial segregation and integration, health policy, tobacco and drugs policy, and ethical issues in public policy and in business. His ninth book is scheduled for publication in 2005 (Harvard University Press).
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