The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Morgenstern, Oskar (1902–1977)

  • Martin Shubik
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Morgenstern was born in Goerlitz, Silesia, on 24 January 1902. He died on 26 July 1977 at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. The two main intellectual centres of his life were Vienna and Princeton. In each case the source of his intellectual stimulation was not primarily the university but institutions such as the Wienerkreis of Moritz Schlick in Vienna, where he counted among his friends Karl Popper, Kurt Gödel and Karl Schlesinger, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He obtained his doctorate in 1925 from the University of Vienna, where he was greatly influenced by Karl Menger and the writings of Eugen Böhm-Bawerk.


Game theory Morgenstern, O. Perfect foresight Prediction Rational behaviour von Neumann, J. 

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