The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Aumann, Robert J. (Born 1930)

  • Abraham Neyman
Reference work entry


Robert Aumann has played an essential and indispensable role in shaping game theory and much of economic theory. He promotes a unified view of the very wide domain of rational behaviour, a domain that encompasses areas of many apparently disparate disciplines, like economics, political science, biology, psychology, mathematics, philosophy, computer science, law and statistics. His contributions have had a most profound impact on the social sciences


Aumann, R. J Bounded rationality, Coalitions Common knowledge Continuum of traders Contract curve Convexity Core Core equivalence Correlated equilibrium Folk theorem Game theory Non-transferable utility Perfect competition Rational behaviour Repeated games with incomplete information Shapley value Strong equilibrium Supergames Transferable utility 

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