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Reinhard Selten

1930 - 2016

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Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten (German: [ˈʁaɪnhaʁt ˈzɛltn̩] (listen); 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 182,073 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Reinhard Selten is the 72nd most popular economist (up from 77th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Poland (up from 180th 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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Among economists, Reinhard Selten ranks 72 out of 315Before him are Robert Lucas Jr., Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Jacques Delors, James Mill, Wang Anshi, and James Tobin. After him are Tansu Çiller, Trygve Haavelmo, Nikolai Kondratiev, Jean-Claude Trichet, James M. Buchanan, and Murray Rothbard.

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Among people born in 1930, Reinhard Selten ranks 53Before him are Yves Chauvin, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Adunis, Moustapha Akkad, and Armin Mueller-Stahl. After him are David Dacko, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Gena Rowlands, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Jean Rochefort, and George E. Smith. Among people deceased in 2016, Reinhard Selten ranks 45Before him are Hilary Putnam, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Michael Cimino, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, René Angélil, and Robert Vaughn. After him are Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Kennedy, Ray Tomlinson, Junko Tabei, Michel Galabru, and Vera Rubin.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Reinhard Selten ranks 161 out of 1,454Before him are Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), Jerzy Kukuczka (1948), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915), Adolf Anderssen (1818), and Władysław Anders (1892). After him are Marian Rejewski (1905), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884), Bolesław Bierut (1892), Joseph Rotblat (1908), 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), and Sławomir Skrzypek (1963).