Michael D. Intriligator was Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was also Professor of Political Science, Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Affairs, and Co-Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences. He was also a Senior Fellow of the Milken Institute in Santa Monica. He was a member of the UCLA faculty, teaching courses in economic theory, econometrics, mathematical economics, international relations, and health economics, and he has received several distinguished teaching awards. He served as the Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and its predecessor the UCLA Center for International and Strategic Affairs.
Dr. Intriligator received his undergraduate S.B. degree in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; his M.A. degree at Yale University, where he was the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship; and his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Intriligator was the author of more than 200 journal articles and other publications in the areas of economic theory and mathematical economics, econometrics, health economics, reform of the Russian economy, and strategy and arms control, his principal research fields.
Dr. Intriligator was Vice Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS) and was President of the Peace Science Society (International) in 1993. He served on the Editorial Boards of Economic Directions, Defence and Peace Economics, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. He was President of the Western Economic Association International, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Senior Fellow of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America, an AAAS Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. and an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London).Intrillator passed in 2014.