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List of game theorists

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This is a list of notable economists, mathematicians, political scientists, and computer scientists whose work has added substantially to the field of game theory. For a list of people in the field of video games rather than game theory, please see list of ludologists.

  • Derek Abbott - quantum game theory and Parrondo's games
  • Robert Aumann - equilibrium theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005)
  • Kenneth Arrow - voting theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1972)
  • Robert Axelrod - repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
  • Steven Brams - cake cutting, fair division, theory of moves
  • John Horton Conway - combinatorial game theory
  • William Hamilton - evolutionary biology
  • John Harsanyi - equilibrium theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
  • Peter L. Hurd - evolution of aggressive behavior
  • Rufus Isaacs - differential games
  • John Maynard Smith - evolutionary biology
  • Oskar Morgenstern - social organization
  • John Forbes Nash - Nash equilibrium (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
  • John von Neumann - Minimax theorem, Expected Utility, Social organization, arms race
  • J. M. R. Parrondo - games with a reversal of fortune, such as Parrondo's games
  • Charles E. M. Pearce - games applied to queuing theory
  • George R. Price - theoretical and evolutionary biology
  • Anatol Rapoport - Mathematical psychologist, early proponent of tit-for-tat in repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
  • Alvin E. Roth - market design (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2012)
  • Ariel Rubinstein - bargaining theory, learning and language
  • Reinhard Selten - bounded rationality (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
  • Lloyd Shapley - Shapley value and core concept in coalition games (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2012)
  • Thomas Schelling - bargaining (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005) and Models of Segregation.
  • References

    List of game theorists Wikipedia


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