John C. Harsanyi


John C. Harsanyi

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John C. Harsanyi
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994

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."

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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