Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994
John C. Harsanyi, John F. Nash Jr., Reinhard Selten

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John C. Harsanyi - Facts

John C. Harsanyi

John C. Harsanyi

Born: 29 May 1920, Budapest, Hungary

Died: 9 August 2000, Berkeley, CA, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Prize motivation: "for their pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games"

Field: game theory

Contribution: Showed how games of incomplete information can be analyzed, thereby providing a theoretical foundation for a lively field of research - the economics of information - which focuses on strategic situations where different agents do not know each others' objectives.

Prize share: 1/3

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