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Reinhard Selten
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Born
Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten

(1930-10-05)5 October 1930
Breslau, Weimar Germany (modern Wrocław, Poland)
Died 23 August 2016(2016-08-23) (aged 85)
Poznań, Poland
Nationality German
Alma mater Goethe University Frankfurt
Known for Game theory
Awards Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1994)
Scientific career
Fields Economics
Institutions University of Bonn
Doctoral advisor Ewald Burger
Wolfgang Franz
Doctoral students Eric van Damme
Influenced Axel Ockenfels
Benny Moldovanu
Abdolkarim Sadrieh

Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten (5 October 1930 – 23 August 2016) was a German economist. He won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with John Harsanyi and John Nash). He is also well known for his work in bounded rationality and can be thought as one of the founding fathers of experimental economics. Selten was professor emeritus at the University of Bonn, Germany.

Selten, who was partly Jewish, died on 23 August 2016 in Poznań, Poland, aged 85.


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