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In Memoriam: Martin Shubik (1926-2018)

Martin Shubik, he of the Shapley-Shubik assignment game, and the Shapley-Shubik power index passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2018. As he passed into the `seventh age’ of man he suffered a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy (wasting). Born in England, he was the middle of three remarkable children. His […]

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Kreps, Milgrom and Wilson win John J. Carty Award

David M. Kreps, Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, familiar names to members of the Society, were awarded the US National Academy of Sciences John J. Carty award for the advancement of science. The citation reads, in part: Kreps and Wilson provided a framework, known as sequential equilibrium, for modeling dynamic effects in economics. All three […]

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New Fellows of the Society

(mailed to GTS members by Jean-Jacques Herings, Secretary-Treasurer of the Game Theory Society, on 21 September 2017) Dear Members of the Game Theory Society, According to the Bylaws of our Society, one of the duties of the Council is to vote for the Fellows of the Society. The Fellows of the Society are a group […]

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Council Elections 2017

(mailed to GTS members by Jean-Jacques Herings, Secretary-Treasurer of the Game Theory Society, on 12 July 2017) Dear member of the Game Theory Society, The elections for the replacement of 12 members of the GTS Council have taken place, and the following candidates have been elected: Yeon-Koo Che John Duggan Lars Ehlers Faruk Gul Akihiko Matsui Wojciech […]

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In Memoriam: Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-2017)

(posted by Rakesh Vohra, 21 February 2017) Kenneth Joseph Arrow, a member of the Society’s advisory board since its foundation, passed away February 21, 2017. If a scholar’s contributions are to be judged by the amount of work he or she created for others, then Arrow was a full employment act. Born in 1921, he […]

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2020 World Congress of the Game Theory Society

Call for proposals to host the Sixth World Congress of the Game Theory Society (posted by Rakesh Vohra, 3 September 2016) The Game Theory Society welcomes proposals to host the Sixth World Congress in the summer (typically July) of 2020. Preliminary proposals should identify the host institution, the local organizer(s) and the potential for staff […]

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In Memoriam: Reinhard Selten (1930-2016)

(posted by Rakesh Vohra, 1 September 2016) Reinhard Selten, winner of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his contributions to Game Theory (subgame perfect!), passed away on August 23rd of this year. He met his wife Elisabeth Lang Reiner through their mutual interest in Esperanto. So enthusiastic was he about Esperanto that he […]

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