Curriculum Vitae


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1944; Turku, Finland


Married, two children, three grandchildren


1974 Ph.D. (Political Science) University of Turku


• 1971-1973, Research Assistant, Academy of Finland.
• 1972-1973, ASLA-Fulbright Visiting Scholar, The Johns Hopkins University.
• 1973-1974, Assistant at the Department of Political Science, University of Turku.
• 1974-1995, Associate Professor of Methodology of the Social Sciences, University of Turku.
• 1978, The British Academy Wolfson Fellow,University of Essex.
• 1984, Acting Professor of Political Science,University of Turku.
• 1987-1992, Acting Professor of Political Science, University of Turku.
• 1991-1996, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Turku.
• 1995 – 2012 , Professor of Political Science, University of Turku.
• 1998 Fall quarter, David and Nancy Speer/Government of Finland Professor of Finnish Studies, University of Minnesota
• 2003-2008 Academy Professor, Academy of Finland
• 2008 – 2011 Director, Centre of Excellence in Public Choice Research (University of Turku )
• 2012 – Professor Emeritus, University of Turku


Academia Scientiarum Fennica (Finnish Academy of Science and Letters),
The Finnish Operations Research Society, The Finnish Political Science Association,
European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT),
Institute for Operations Research and theManagement Sciences (INFORMS)


Archives for the Philosophy and History of Soft Computing, Group Deci-
sion and Negotiation, Homo Oeconomicus, Journal of Theoretical Politics,
Politeia, Politiikka, Ratio Sociologica.


• 1976-77 Editor of Politiikka
• 1984 Editor of Politiikka
• 1988 Editor (together with D.Anckar and M.Wiberg ) of Rationality
and Legitimacy: Essays on Political Theory, Helsinki: The Finnish
Political Science Association.
• 1996 Editor (together with Sven Berg) of special issue ”Group Decision
Quality and Social Choice Theory” of Group Decision and Negotiation,
Volume 5, No.3.
• 1997 Editor (together with J. Kacprzyk and M. Fedrizzi) of Consensus
under Fuzziness, Boston-London-Dordrecht: Kluwer.
• 2011 Editor(together with E. Herrera-Viedma, J. L. Garc´ıa-Lapresta,
M. Fedrizzi, J. Kacprzyk and S. Zadro˙zny) of Consensual Processes,
Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer Verlag.
• 2013 Editor (together with Manfred J. Holler) of Power, Voting, and
Voting Power: 30 Years After, Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
• 2014 Editor (together with Tapio Raunio) of The Serious Game of Pol-
itics. Festschrift for Matti Wiberg, Helsinki: Finnish Political Science


On articles
American Political Science Review,Annals of Operations Research, Applied
Mathematics Letters, Applied Soft Computing, British Journal of Political
Research, Badania Operacyjne i Decyzje (Operations Research and Decision
Making), Central European Journal of Operations Research, Control and
Cybernetics, Decision Analysis, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Economic
Theory, European Journal of Government and Economics, Electoral Stud-
ies, European Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Political
Economy, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics,
Fuzzy Sets and Systems,Games, Group Decision and Negotiation, Homo Oe-
conomicus, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on
Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Information Sciences, International Jour-
nal of Soft Computing, International Journal of the Commons, International
Transactions in Operational Research, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion
and Parties, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of European
Integration, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Journal of Peace Re-
search, Journal of Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Mathematical and
Computer Modelling, Mathematical Reviews, Mathematical Social Sciences,
Mathematics of Operations Research, Metroeconomica, Operations Research
and Decisions, OR Spectrum, Political Behavior, Politiikka, Political Studies,
Public Choice, Scandinavian Political Studies, SERIES (Journal of the Span-
ish Economic Association), Social Choice and Welfare, Synthese, The Com-
puter Journal, Theory and Decision, Transactions on Information Forensics
& Security.

On book manuscripts or plans
Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, Princeton University Press, Rout-
ledge, Springer Verlag, University of Chicago Press, World Scientific.


Markku Laakso (University of Helsinki), Petri Vehmanen ( University of
Tampere), Risto Volanen (University of Jyväskylä), Vesa Niskanen (University
of Helsinki), Mika Mannermaa (Turku School of Economics and Business
Administration), Kaisa Herne (University of Turku), Rauli Mickelsson
(University of Turku), Antti Pajala (University of Turku), Daniel Narwa
(Charles University, Prague), Bjørne-Dyre Hougen Syversten (Norges Handelshøyskole,
Bergen), Jyrki Konkka (University of Helsinki), Peter Silársky
(Charles University, Prague), Maria Maunula (University of Turku), Frank
Steffen (University of Hamburg), Aki Lehtinen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam),
Martina Dobesová (Charles University, Prague), Elina Kestilä (University
of Turku ), Irina Georgescu (TUCS, Åbo Akademi University), Martin
Gregor (Charles University, Prague), Vesa-Matti Salomäki (University
of Turku), Achillefs Papageorgiou (University of Tampere), Wenke Wegner
(University of Hamburg ), Hannu Autto (University of Turku), Paula
Mäkelä (Aalto University), Juha Ylisalo (University of Turku), Alexander
Mayer (University of Bayreuth)


• Matti Wiberg, ed., Rationality in Institutions. Essays in Honor of
Professor Hannu Nurmi on the Occasion of His 50th Birthday, August
24, 1994. Turku: Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, B: Tom. 206,
• Knight, First Class, of the order of the White Rose of Finland (Dec.
6, 2000)
• Promotor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University or Turku (May 2003)
• Matti Wiberg, ed., Reasoned Choices. Scripta in honorem professoris
Hannu Nurmi sexagesimum annum complentis. Helsinki: The Finnish
Political Science Association 2004.
• Medal Jubileuszowy 50lecia Polskiej Akademii Nauk (July 2005)
• Medal for Merit in Public Service (Valtion virka-ansiomerkki) (December
• Manfred J. Holler and Mika Widgrén, eds., Essays in Honor of Hannu
Nurmi. Volume I. Homo Oeconomicus 26, Number 3/4, 2009.
• Member of the European Science Foundation Pool of Reviewers, May
2010 – April 2012
• Manfred J. Holler, Andreas Nohn and Hannu Vartiainen, eds., Essays in Honor of Hannu Nurmi. Volume II. Homo Oeconomicus 28,
Number 1/2, 2011.
• Memorial Medal of University of Turku, February 2013.
• Member of the Elinor Ostrom Prize Committee of Journal of Theoretical Politics for 2013.
• Recipient of the GDN Section Award of Group Decision Section of the
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, June
• Doctor politices honoris causa, °Abo Akademi University, May 2018.


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