Reinhard Selten

1930 - 2016

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Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten (German: [ˈʁaɪnhaʁt ˈzɛltn̩] ; 5 October 1930 – 23 August 2016) was a German economist, who won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with John Harsanyi and John Nash). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reinhard Selten has received more than 209,897 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Reinhard Selten is the 78th most popular economist (down from 70th in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Poland (down from 161st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Economist.

Reinhard Selten is a German economist and mathematician. He is most famous for his work in game theory, specifically for inventing the concept of subgame perfect equilibrium.

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Over the past year Reinhard Selten has had the most page views in the with 22,042 views, followed by German (13,404), and Spanish (3,226). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (95.44%), Haitian (57.33%), and Southern Azerbaijani (54.07%)


Among economists, Reinhard Selten ranks 78 out of 414Before him are Leonid Hurwicz, James Tobin, Henry Mintzberg, John Kenneth Galbraith, W. Edwards Deming, and Eugen Dühring. After him are James Mill, Jean-Claude Trichet, Thomas Mun, Franz Oppenheimer, Richard Thaler, and Edmund Phelps.

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Among people born in 1930, Reinhard Selten ranks 62Before him are Yves Chauvin, Tippi Hedren, Anton LaVey, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Jesús Franco, and Buck Henry. After him are Mary Quant, Joanne Woodward, Choe Yong-rim, Robert Aumann, Stanley Miller, and Gena Rowlands. Among people deceased in 2016, Reinhard Selten ranks 59Before him are Junko Tabei, Viktor Korchnoi, Ettore Scola, Harry Kroto, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, and Hans-Dietrich Genscher. After him are Patricio Aylwin, Hilary Putnam, Robert Vaughn, Jacques Rivette, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, and Michel Tournier.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Reinhard Selten ranks 195 out of 1,694Before him are Bolesław II the Generous (1041), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Hans Lammers (1879), Carl Wernicke (1848), and Georg Forster (1754). After him are Mieszko II Lambert (990), Alice Miller (1923), Otto von Below (1857), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), and Cymburgis of Masovia (1394).

Among ECONOMISTS In Poland

Among economists born in Poland, Reinhard Selten ranks 2Before him are Carl Menger (1840). After him are Michał Kalecki (1899), Oskar R. Lange (1904), Leopold von Wiese (1876), Leszek Balcerowicz (1947), Jan Krzysztof Bielecki (1951), Henryk Grossman (1881), Zyta Gilowska (1949), and Sławomir Skrzypek (1963).