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Ariel Rubinstein
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Ariel Rubinstein, 2007
Born (1951-04-13) April 13, 1951 (age 73)
Jerusalem, Israel
Institution Tel Aviv University
New York University
Field Game theory, bounded rationality, choice theory, behavioral economics
Alma mater Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Menahem Yaari
Awards Israel Prize (2002)
Nemmers Prize in Economics (2004)
EMET Prize (2006)
Rothschild Prize (2010)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Ariel Rubinstein (Hebrew: אריאל רובינשטיין; born April 13, 1951) is an Israeli economist who works in economic theory, game theory and bounded rationality.


Ariel Rubinstein is a professor of economics at the School of Economics at Tel Aviv University and the Department of Economics at New York University. He studied mathematics and economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972–1979 (B.Sc. Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, 1974; M.A. Economics, 1975; M.Sc Mathematics, 1976; Ph.D. Economics, 1979).

In 1982, he published "Perfect equilibrium in a bargaining model", an important contribution to the theory of bargaining. The model is known also as a Rubinstein bargaining model. It describes two-person bargaining as an extensive game with perfect information in which the players alternate offers. A key assumption is that the players are impatient. The main result gives conditions under which the game has a unique subgame perfect equilibrium and characterizes this equilibrium.

Honours and awards

Rubinstein was elected a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1995), a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in (1994) and the American Economic Association (1995). In 1985 he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society, and served as its president in 2004.

In 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Tilburg University.

He has received the Bruno Prize (2000), the Israel Prize for economics (2002), the Nemmers Prize in Economics (2004), the EMET Prize (2006). and the Rothschild Prize (2010).

Published works

  • Bargaining and Markets, with Martin J. Osborne, Academic Press 1990
  • A Course in Game Theory, with Martin J. Osborne, MIT Press, 1994.
  • Modeling Bounded Rationality, MIT Press, 1998.
  • Economics and Language, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Lecture Notes in Microeconomic Theory: The Economic Agent, Princeton University Press, 2006.
  • Economic Fables, Open Book Publishers, 2012.
  • AGADOT HAKALKALA (heb.), Kineret, Zmora, Bitan, 2009.

See also

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  • List of Israel Prize recipients
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