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Thomas Schelling

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Thomas Schelling

Born 14 April 1921 (1921-04-14) (age 94)
Oakland, California, United States
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Yale University
Influenced by Carl von Clausewitz, Niccolò Machiavelli
Influenced Tyler Cowen, Mark Kleiman, Robert Jervis
Awards Nobel Prize in Economics (2005)

Thomas Crombie Schelling (born 14 April 1921) is an American economist and professor of foreign affairs, national security, nuclear strategy, and arms control.[1]

He is also co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics (shared with Robert Aumann) for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis".

Personal life[change | change source]

Schelling was born on 14 April 1921 in Oakland, California. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley, at Harvard University, and at Yale University.

Schelling married Corinne Tigay Saposs in 1947. They had four children. They divorced in 1991. Then, Schelling married Alice M. Coleman in 1991. They have four children.

The strategy of conflict[change | change source]

Schelling's most famous work grew out of the post-war interest in game theory and the Cold War. The book covers an area known as strategic bargaining, about how the United States could deal with the Soviet Union after World War II.[2] It is thought to be one of the hundred books that have been most influential in the West since 1945.[3] Many studies at the RAND Corporation and Herman Kahn's Hudson Institute were along similar lines. All these people knew each other and gave advice and seminars at the Pentagon and other U.S. government departments.

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