1994
John Harsanyi
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(1920 - 2000)
Nationality
USA
Area of specialisation
Game theory
Price Motivation
For his pioneering analysis of equilibrium in the theory of non cooperative games
Affiliation at the time of Award
University of California
CONTRIBUTION
• Refined the Nash equilibrium concept for analysing dynamic strategy interaction by getting rid of unlikely equilibrium. He also applied the refined concept to analyses of oligopolistic competition
PUBLICATIONS
1 Cardinal utility in welfare economics & in the theory of risk taking (1953) 2 Games with incomplete information played by Bayesian players (1967) 3 Morality and theory of rational behaviour (1977) 4 Cardinal welfare, individualistic ethics, and interpersonal comparisons of utility (1955)