Morganstern, Oskar

Morganstern, Oskar

(1902–77) economist; born in Silesia, Germany. He was a member of the "Vienna Circle" of philosophers and mathematicians. When the Nazis occupied Vienna in 1938, he emigrated to the U.S.A. and joined the faculty at Princeton University (1938–70). He promoted the application of a game theory approach to economics and coauthored with John von Neumann the pioneering book on this subject.
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