Reinhard Selten

1930 - 2016

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Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nhaʁt 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 171,170 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Reinhard Selten is the 77th most popular economist (down from 66th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Poland (down from 153rd 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 77 out of 315Before him are Harry Markowitz, Tansu Çiller, Cornelius Castoriadis, Robert Mundell, Trygve Haavelmo, and George Akerlof. After him are Richard Thaler, James Mill, James M. Buchanan, Edmund Phelps, John Harsanyi, and Silvio Gesell.

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Among people born in 1930, Reinhard Selten ranks 63Before him are Joanne Woodward, Jean Rochefort, Buck Henry, Johan Galtung, John Young, and Derek Walcott. After him are Akira Suzuki, Jesús Franco, Stanley Miller, Gérard Genette, Harvey Milk, and William C. Campbell. Among people deceased in 2016, Reinhard Selten ranks 53Before him are Ettore Scola, James Cronin, Harry Kroto, Jacques Rivette, Michèle Morgan, and Junko Tabei. After him are Yasuo Takamori, Esma Redžepova, Patricio Aylwin, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Toots Thielemans, and Vera Rubin.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Reinhard Selten ranks 180 out of 1,231Before him are Miroslav Klose (1978), Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Henry II the Pious (1196), Paul Tillich (1886), Hans Lammers (1879), and Günter Blobel (1936). After him are Cymburgis of Masovia (1394), Hanna Schygulla (1943), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Carl Wernicke (1848), Hermann Balck (1893), and Ida Haendel (1928).

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), and Sławomir Skrzypek (1963).