Insight: Professor Roger Lagunoff
If Professor Lagunoff was not teaching at Georgetown, he would work as consultant or hockey coach. (Photo: Claire Callagy)
What is your favorite thing about Washington, DC?
The amenities. Cultural stuff, good restaurants…
If you could dine with a famous person dead or alive, who would it be?
Aristotle. He is somewhat the precursor of modern science. He’s one of the people who laid down the idea of science in observation.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a professor at Georgetown?
Consultant, perhaps. Or maybe a hockey coach.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Madagascar. It’s interesting in terms of its diversity.
What words would the people closest to you use to describe you?
Absent-minded and passionate.
A professor of economics at Georgetown, Lagunoff analyzes behavioral trends using game theory-based models. Game theory, which mathematically represents the strategic interaction of individuals in situations where they have knowledge of each other's actions and of future consequences, is an appropriate tool for exploring problems of economics.