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John Charles Harsanyi

economist, educator
Born: 5/29/1920
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

After training in economics in his native Budapest, then in Australia and in the United States, he became a lecturer, focusing on the topics of game theory and rationality in human actions, particularly in moral judgments. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to game theory with Reinhard Selten and John Nash.


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