Tomas Sjöström is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers. He did his undergraduate studies in Stockholm and received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He taught at Harvard and Penn State before moving to Rutgers in 2004. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and served on the economics Nobel prize committee for 12 years (2007 - 2018). His current interests include theories of conflict and behavioral economics.