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Reinhard Selten

  Reinhard Selten shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics with John Nash and john harsanyi “for their pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games.” One problem with various Nash equilibria is that they are not always unique. Selten applied stronger conditions to reduce the number of possible equilibria and to eliminate […]

Herbert Alexander Simon

In 1978 American social scientist Herbert Simon was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his “pioneering research into the decision-making process within economic organizations.” In a stream of articles, Simon, who trained as a political scientist, questioned mainstream economists’ view of economic man as a lightning-quick calculator of costs and benefits. Simon saw people’s […]

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