Supported by five decades of practiced experience in mathematical economics and academia, Peter J. Hammond, Ph.D., first became interested in his profession due to his curiosity of the Sterling Crisis in England in the 1960s, where the value of the sterling dramatically decreased. A native of Marple, England, he attended the University of Cambridge early on in his career, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in 1957 and 1974, respectively. Commencing his career as a junior research fellow at Nuffield College while studying toward his doctoral degree, he subsequently served as a lecturer and professor at the University of Essex between 1971 and 1979. Upon immigrating to the United States, he was employed by Stanford University, where he served as a longtime professor from 1979 until attaining emeritus status in 2007. During this time, he was also a professor in the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, for two years. Since 2010, he has continued to serve as a professor of economics at the University of Warwick.
A fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Econometric Society, Dr. Hammond received honorary doctorates from the University of Oslo in Norway and the University of Kiel in Germany. Serving in a fellowship with the British Academy in 2009, he was the former Marie Curie Excellence Chair of the European Commission from 2007 to 2010. However, he cites the highlight of his career to be when he delivered the Hicks Lecture at a conference in Portugal for the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory in 2017. He also cites his work on normative decision theory to be most rewarding, as he believes that this work would not have been completed had he not developed the theory himself.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Hammond was a grantee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 1993 to 1994. Likewise, he was selected for inclusion in multiple Who’s Who publications. He has been married to his wonderful wife Mrudula A. Patel since 1979.
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