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Christian List FBA

Professor of Philosophy and Political Science

London School of Economics

London WC2A 2AE, U.K.


Biographical information


Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

(until August 2018, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy in the Depts of Government and Philosophy, 50% each; previously Reader [2005-7] and Lecturer [2002-5] in Political Science, in the Dept of Government)

Fellow of the British Academy

Subject Editor (Philosophy of Social Science), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Advisory Board member, Economics and Philosophy (previously, Editor [2007-2012])

Associate Editor, Episteme

Editorial board member, Mind, Journal of Logic and Computation, RMM (Rationality, Markets and Morals)

Erdös Number: 3


Australian National University, RSSS, Postdoctoral Fellow (2003)

Nuffield College, Oxford, Postdoctoral [Prize] Research Fellow (2001-3)


Fellow, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt (early 2018)s

Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (autumn 2015)

University of Uppsala, Visitor (autumn 2014)

Australian National University, School of Philosophy, 2014 Harsanyi Fellow (summer 2014)

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Fellow (autumn 2011)

Princeton University, Center for Human Values, Visiting Fellow (2009/10)

Australian National University, RSSS, Program Visitor / Visiting Fellow (summer 2006, summer 2007, March/April 2011)

Princeton University, Center for Human Values, Visiting Research Scholar (2006)

University of Konstanz, PPM Group, Visiting Fellow (summer 2005) 

Harvard University, CBRSS, Visitor (2000/1)

MIT, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, Visiting Scholar (2000/1)

Australian National University, RSSS, Harsanyi Program Visitor (2000)


D.Phil. in Politics, Oxford (Nuffield College) (2001)

M.Phil. in Politics, Oxford (St. Peter's College) (1998)

B.A. in Mathematics & Philosophy, Oxford (St. Peter's College) (1996)


Election to the British Academy (2014)

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2013-2016)

5th Social Choice and Welfare Prize (with Franz Dietrich), Society for Social Choice and Welfare (awarded at the Society's international meeting in Moscow, 2010)

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowship, Princeton University Center for Human Values (2009-10)

Named as one of 10 'rising stars' in British academia by Times Higher Education (2008)

Philip Leverhulme Prize in Philosophy (2007)

Nuffield Foundation New Career Development Fellowship (with Franz Dietrich) (2005)

Scholarship, Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (2001)

Junior Scholar, NSF Workshop Mathematical Models of Individual and Public Choice, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UC Irvine (2000)

Doctoral Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (1998-2001)

ESRC Research Studentship (1998-2000)

Oxford University Scatcherd European Scholarship (1996-8)

St. Peter's College Domus Scholarship (1994-6)

Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (1992-8)

National First Prize, Jugend forscht, Mathematics and Computer Science (1990)


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