Thursday, 10 July 2014

Harold Kuhn 1925-2014

Alvin Roth tells us the sad news that Harold Kuhn, the Princeton University mathematician who advanced game theory approaches to economics, died of congestive heart failure on July 2. He was 88 years old.

I had a couple of email interactions with Kuhn over the history of game theory and he was always helpful in explaining whatever it was I didn't know or understand.

Most economics students will know him from the Kuhn-Tucker conditions that they will have grown to know and love! Tucker was Kuhn's PhD supervisor.

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