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Economics, Game Theory and Jane Austen
Game theory's popularity is relatively recent. Its mathematical techniques were pioneered in the 1940s and 1950s by John Nash, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, although one of the earliest game-theoretic analyses of oligopoly was by Antoine Augustine from PBS NewsHour Read more »
Pop Poker: How Poker Inspired Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove
of actual figures employed by the U.S. government as strategists and advisers. Among those who inspired the character was John von Neumann, a Hungarian-born mathematician who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1930s. Working at Princeton, von Neumann became one from Poker Listings Read more »
Jane Austen a Game Theorist? Who Knew?
has never been the same. Is it John Nash, the Nobel Prize–winning mathematician portrayed in a 2001 Oscar-winning biopic? John von Neumann, game theory’s founding father? Go back further, much further, urges a UCLA game theory expert and fan of 19th-century from Science Blog Read more »
Was Jane Austen The Original Game Theorist?
an associate professor of political science at UCLA, claims that the 18th-century novelist practiced game theory long before John von Neumann, the mathematician and all-around big brain, introduced it in 1944. “In 230 diagram-heavy pages,” Schuessler writes, from Fast Company Read more »