Dr. Noah Myung

Associate Professor of National Security and Resource Strategy

Dr. Noah Myung is an Associate Professor of National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University.

He is an experimental and behavioral economist with research interests in game theory, organizational economics, and financial economics. His current research deals with equilibrium selection in coordination games as well as information sharing between competitors. In addition, his Department of Defense research investigates improving efficiencies in retention, compensation, and assignments. As a market design problem for retention, he has designed various ways of combining non-monetary incentives with monetary compensation in a reverse auction format that reduces cost for the DoD while improving social welfare.

As the first Director of the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming at the University of Virginia, he has led the center to develop a wide range of computer-based participatory simulations on timely topics ranging from a refugee crisis to a global pandemic.

He has taught various economics and finance courses with strong emphases on MBA, EMBA, and MPP curriculums.

After completing four years of Army ROTC during college, he was commissioned in the US Army and served as a military intelligence officer and a psychological operations officer, then was honorably discharged. He also holds a graduate diploma from the US Army Intelligence Center.

Academically, he received his Ph.D and MS in economics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and BS from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he double majored in mathematics and economics with a specialization in computing. He has previously held appointments at the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Virginia.

His research, teaching, and additional information are here: https://sites.google.com/view/noahmyung