# List of game theorists

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This is a list of notable economists, mathematicians, political scientists, and computer scientists whose work has added substantially to the field of game theory. For a list of people in the field of video games rather than game theory, please see list of ludologists.

- Derek Abbott - quantum game theory and Parrondo's games
- Susanne Albers - algorithmic game theory and algorithm analysis
- Kenneth Arrow - voting theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1972)
- Robert Aumann - equilibrium theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005)
- Robert Axelrod - repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
- Tamer Başar - dynamic game theory and application robust control of systems with uncertainty
- Cristina Bicchieri - epistemology of game theory
- Olga Bondareva - Bondareva–Shapley theorem
- Steven Brams - cake cutting, fair division, theory of moves
- Jennifer Tour Chayes - algorithmic game theory and auction algorithms
- John Horton Conway - combinatorial game theory
- William Hamilton - evolutionary biology
- John Harsanyi - equilibrium theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
- Monika Henzinger - algorithmic game theory and information retrieval
- Naira Hovakimyan - differential games and adaptive control
- Peter L. Hurd - evolution of aggressive behavior
- Rufus Isaacs - differential games
- Anna Karlin - algorithmic game theory and online algorithms
- Michael Kearns - algorithmic game theory and computational social science
- Sarit Kraus - non-monotonic reasoning
- John Maynard Smith - evolutionary biology
- Oskar Morgenstern - social organization
- John Forbes Nash - Nash equilibrium (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
- John von Neumann - Minimax theorem, expected utility, social organization, arms race
- J. M. R. Parrondo - games with a reversal of fortune, such as Parrondo's games
- Charles E. M. Pearce - games applied to queuing theory
- George R. Price - theoretical and evolutionary biology
- Anatol Rapoport - Mathematical psychologist, early proponent of tit-for-tat in repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
- Julia Robinson - proved that fictitious play dynamics converges to the mixed strategy Nash equilibrium in two-player zero-sum games
- Alvin E. Roth - market design (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2012)
- Ariel Rubinstein - bargaining theory, learning and language
- Thomas Jerome Schaefer - computational complexity of perfect-information games
- Suzanne Scotchmer - patent law incentive models
- Reinhard Selten - bounded rationality (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
- Claude Shannon - studied cryptography and chess; sometimes called "the father of information theory"
^{[1]}^{[2]} - Lloyd Shapley - Shapley value and core concept in coalition games (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2012)
- Thomas Schelling - bargaining (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005) and models of segregation
- Myrna Wooders - coalition theory

## References[edit]

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