Theory of Games and Economic Behavior: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

byJohn von Neumann, Oskar MorgensternIntroduction byHarold William Kuhn

April 8, 2007|
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition by John von Neumann
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This is the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based. What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press publishedTheory of Games and Economic Behavior. In it, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy. Not only would this revolutionize economics, but the entirely new field of scientific inquiry it yielded--game theory--has since been widely used to analyze a host of real-world phenomena from arms races to optimal policy choices of presidential candidates, from vaccination policy to major league baseball salary negotiations. And it is today established throughout both the social sciences and a wide range of other sciences.


This sixtieth anniversary edition includes not only the original text but also an introduction by Harold Kuhn, an afterword by Ariel Rubinstein, and reviews and articles on the book that appeared at the time of its original publication in theNew York Times, ttheAmerican Economic Review, and a variety of other publications. Together, these writings provide readers a matchless opportunity to more fully appreciate a work whose influence will yet resound for generations to come.

John von Neumann(1903-1957) was one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century and a pioneering figure in computer science. A native of Hungary who held professorships in Germany, he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in 1933. Later he worked on the Manhattan Pr...
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Title:Theory of Games and Economic Behavior: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:776 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:776 pages, 9.25 X 6 X 0 in
Published:April 8, 2007
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780691130613

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