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Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten (5 October 1930 – 23 August 2016) was a German economist. He won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with John Harsanyi and John Nash). He is also well known for his work in bounded rationality and can be thought as one of the founding fathers of experimental economics. Selten was professor emeritus at the University of Bonn, Germany.

Reinhard Selten
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Reinhard Selten, 2001
Born
Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten

(1930-10-05)5 October 1930
Breslau, Weimar Germany (modern Wrocław, Poland)
Died23 August 2016(2016-08-23) (aged 85)
Poznań, Poland
NationalityGerman
Alma materGoethe University Frankfurt
Known forGame theory
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1994)
Scientific career
FieldsEconomics
InstitutionsUniversity of Bonn
Doctoral advisorEwald Burger
Wolfgang Franz
Doctoral studentsEric van Damme
InfluencedAxel Ockenfels
Benny Moldovanu
Abdolkarim Sadrieh

Selten, who was partly Jewish, died on 23 August 2016 in Poznań, Poland, aged 85.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Roberts, Sam, "Reinhard Selten, Whose Strides in Game Theory Led to a Nobel, Dies at 85", New York Times, September 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-03.

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  • Reinhard Selten (1930– ). The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Library of Economics and Liberty (2nd ed.). Liberty Fund. 2008.