David P. Myatt is Professor of Economics at the London Business School. He engages in academic research in both economics and political science, he teaches across the School’s degree programmes, and he supervises and mentors doctoral and post-doctoral researchers at the School and elsewhere. He has previously served the School as Chair of the Economics Subject Area, and as Deputy Dean for Degree Education.
Amongst other positions David is also: the Academic President of London Business School’s Dubai Centre; an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford; a Visiting Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford; and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He was educated at the London School of Economics, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the University of Oxford. Prior to moving to the School he held various academic positions within the University of Oxford, including Fellowships of St Catherine’s College and Nuffield College.
David’s academic research uses the tools of game theory (the analysis of strategic decision-making) applied to both economics and political science. In economics his research includes the study of advertising, marketing, and product design strategies; in political science, his work includes theories of leadership, voting, and executive performance. His research articles have been published in the top journals in economics (including the American Economic Review and the Review of Economic Studies) and in political science (including the American Political Science Review and the American Journal of Political Science). His most recent research papers in political science have reported the game-theoretic analysis of protest voting, voter turnout, and strategic voting; and his recent research in economics has revealed the properties of optimal product-line prices and the determinants of product-line structure.
In an editorial capacity, David is currently Co-Editor of the RAND Journal of Economics, Co-Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory, and serves on multiple editorial boards and within scientific associations.
At London Business School, David’s award-winning teaching has ranged across the full portfolio of degree programmes. Within EMBA Managerial Economics, he teaches tools for output choice and pricing in markets where businesses seek to exploit their market power; within the elective Thinking Strategically he uses the tools of game theory to analyse strategic decision-making; and also participates in the School’s Global Business Experience programme.
David also has experience in executive education, including a long term as Senior Tutor of the sixty-year-old Oxford University Business Economics Programme. In his consulting activities, David has advised clients on competition policy, auction strategy, business organization, talent management, and various aspects of the regulatory environment.