Lecturing at Sharif University of Technology
|Born||14 April 1921
Oakland, California, United States
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley
|Influenced by||Carl von Clausewitz, Niccolò Machiavelli|
|Influenced||Tyler Cowen, Mark Kleiman, Robert Jervis|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Economics (2005)|
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 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. It is thought to be one of the hundred books that have been most influential in the West since 1945. 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.
References[change | change source]
- "NAS Award for Behavior Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War". National Academy of Sciences. http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AWARDS_behavioral_research. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
- Schelling, Thomas C. 1960. The strategy of conflict. New York: Oxford University Press.
- "100 Most Influential Books Since the War (TLS)". http://www.interleaves.org/~rteeter/grttls.html.