John Charles Harsanyi was a Hungarian-American economist.

An economist who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1994 along with John Nash and Reinhard Selten for his research on game theory, a mathematical system for predicting the outcomes of competitions and conflicts. Harsanyi is also noted for his contributions to moral philosophy.

Born in 1920 in Budapest, Harsanyi escaped first the Nazis and then communist Hungary to end up in Australia before coming to the United States. Having already earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Budapest, he went on to earn another Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and became a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

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… have developed a very fruitful theory of two-person zero-sum games in their book Theory of Games and Economic Behavior … 2. "2 Selten attributes this idea by basing the definition of p mistakes to John Harsanyi. CThe editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics 1995 …

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… have developed a very fruitful theory of two-person zero-sum games in their book Theory of Games and Economic Behavior … 2. "2 Selten attributes this idea by basing the definition of p mistakes to John Harsanyi. CThe editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics 1995 …

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… have developed a very fruitful theory of two-person zero-sum games in their book Theory of Games and Economic Behavior … 2. "2 Selten attributes this idea by basing the definition of p mistakes to John Harsanyi. CThe editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics 1995 …

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… have developed a very fruitful theory of two-person zero-sum games in their book Theory of Games and Economic Behavior … 2. "2 Selten attributes this idea by basing the definition of p mistakes to John Harsanyi. CThe editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics 1995 …

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… have developed a very fruitful theory of two-person zero-sum games in their book Theory of Games and Economic Behavior … 2. "2 Selten attributes this idea by basing the definition of p mistakes to John Harsanyi. CThe editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics 1995 …

link.springer.com [PDF]

… have developed a very fruitful theory of two-person zero-sum games in their book Theory of Games and Economic Behavior … 2. "2 Selten attributes this idea by basing the definition of p mistakes to John Harsanyi. CThe editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics 1995 …

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… have developed a very fruitful theory of two-person zero-sum games in their book Theory of Games and Economic Behavior … 2. "2 Selten attributes this idea by basing the definition of p mistakes to John Harsanyi. CThe editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics 1995 …

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May 29, 1920.

He escaped first to Australia and then to the United States.

17 years old.

John von Neumann and Eugene Wigner.

An economist who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1994 along with John Nash and Reinhard Selten for his research on game theory, a mathematical system for predicting the outcomes of competitions and conflicts.

His contributions to moral philosophy as well as game theory are what make him famous.

He came to America after earning two Ph.Ds., one in philosophy from the University of Budapest and another in economics from Stanford University.

The Lutheran Gymnasium in Budapest.

Budapest, Hungary.