Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tom Schelling (1921-2016)

Tom Schelling has passed away. Here's an obit in the Washington Post:
Thomas Schelling has died. His ideas shaped the Cold War and the world.

His 1960 book The Strategy of Conflict is one of the first books I read about game theory. It was both an introduction to game theory, and a critique of some of its conventional formulations. I still sometimes teach some of the experiments he wrote about there.

He shared the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics with Bob Aumann

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