Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, published in 1944 by
Princeton University PressFurther reading:* "". Artforum International, 2005.External links:* * * * *...
, is a book by
mathematicianA mathematician is a person whose primary area of study is the field of mathematics. Mathematicians are concerned with quantity, structure, space, and change....
John von NeumannJohn von Neumann was a HungarianAmerican mathematician and polymath who made major contributions to a vast number of fields, including set theory, functional analysis, quantum mechanics, ergodic theory, geometry, fluid dynamics, economics and game theory, computer science, numerical analysis,...
and
economistAn economist is a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy...
Oskar MorgensternOskar Morgenstern was a Germanborn AustrianSchool economist. He, along with John von Neumann, helped found the mathematical field of game theory ....
which is considered the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of
game theoryGame theory is a mathematical method for analyzing calculated circumstances, such as in games, where a person’s success is based upon the choices of others...
. In the introduction of its 60th anniversary commemorative edition from the Princeton University Press, the book is described as "the classic work upon which modernday game theory is based."
The book is based on prior research by von Neumann, published in 1928 under the German title "Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele" (
"On the Theory of Parlor Games").
The derivation of expected utility from its axioms appeared in an appendix to the Second Edition (1947).
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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, published in 1944 by
Princeton University PressFurther reading:* "". Artforum International, 2005.External links:* * * * *...
, is a book by
mathematicianA mathematician is a person whose primary area of study is the field of mathematics. Mathematicians are concerned with quantity, structure, space, and change....
John von NeumannJohn von Neumann was a HungarianAmerican mathematician and polymath who made major contributions to a vast number of fields, including set theory, functional analysis, quantum mechanics, ergodic theory, geometry, fluid dynamics, economics and game theory, computer science, numerical analysis,...
and
economistAn economist is a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy...
Oskar MorgensternOskar Morgenstern was a Germanborn AustrianSchool economist. He, along with John von Neumann, helped found the mathematical field of game theory ....
which is considered the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of
game theoryGame theory is a mathematical method for analyzing calculated circumstances, such as in games, where a person’s success is based upon the choices of others...
. In the introduction of its 60th anniversary commemorative edition from the Princeton University Press, the book is described as "the classic work upon which modernday game theory is based."
The book is based on prior research by von Neumann, published in 1928 under the German title "Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele" (
"On the Theory of Parlor Games").
The derivation of expected utility from its axioms appeared in an appendix to the Second Edition (1947).
Von NeumannJohn von Neumann was a HungarianAmerican mathematician and polymath who made major contributions to a vast number of fields, including set theory, functional analysis, quantum mechanics, ergodic theory, geometry, fluid dynamics, economics and game theory, computer science, numerical analysis,...
and
MorgensternOskar Morgenstern was a Germanborn AustrianSchool economist. He, along with John von Neumann, helped found the mathematical field of game theory ....
used objective probabilities, supposing that all the agents had the same probability distribution, as a convenience. However, von Neumann and Morgenstern mentioned that a theory of subjective probability could be provided, and this task was completed by Johann Pfanzagl in 1967.
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