Oskar Morgenstern

austrian economist

1902   -   1977

country of citizenship: United States of America, Austria
educated at: University of Vienna
occupation: economist, university teacher, mathematician
award received: doctor honoris causa, Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Oskar Morgenstern (January 24, 1902 – July 26, 1977) was a German-born economist. In collaboration with mathematician John von Neumann, he founded the mathematical field of game theory and its application to economics (see von Neumann–Morgenstern utility theorem).Companies he served as founder/co-founder included Market Research Corporation of America, Mathematica and Mathematica Policy Research Inc.
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