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Game Theory pp 117-128 | Cite as

Antoine Augustin Cournot

  • Martin Shubik
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Abstract

Cournot was born at Gray (Haute-Saône) on 28 August 1801 and died in Paris on 30 March 1877. Until the age of fifteen his education was at Gray. After studying at Besançon he was admitted to the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris in 1821. In 1823 he obtained his licentiate in sciences and in October of that year was employed by Marshal Gouvion-Saint-Cyr as literary adviser to the Marshal and tutor to his son. In 1829 he obtained his doctorate in science with a main thesis in mechanics and a secondary one in astronomy. Through the sponsorship of Poisson in 1834 he obtained the professorship in analysis and mechanics at Lyon.

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Game Theory Political Economy Subjective Probability Mathematical Economic Pure Competition 
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Selected Works

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