1998 Erwin Plein Nemmers Economics Prize Recipient
Congratulations to the 1998 Nemmers Economics Prize winner
Robert J. Aumann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1998 Nemmers Prize in Economics Recipient
Robert J. Aumann
For revolutionizing economics and other social sciences by expanding their analysis to issues of strategies, coalitions and information
Robert J. Aumann is a mathematical economist and professor of mathematics and economics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Aumann has taught at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 1956. He has been one of the leaders in revolutionizing economics and other social sciences by expanding their analysis to issues of strategies, coalitions and information. His contributions include substantial discoveries about large competitive markets and games with a continuum of players, the development of the general model of coalitional games, the first studies of dynamic strategic interaction with differential information, founding the subject of interactive epistemology and establishing the logical foundation of rational correlated behavior.
Aumann received his bachelor of science degree from the City College of New York, and master's and doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a fellow or member of he American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the British Academy, and is a past president of the Israel Mathematics Union. He is a recipient of the Harvey Prize in Science and Technology from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and of the Israel Prize in Economics.
The author of four books and dozens of scientific publications, Aumann is responsible for founding and editing leading scientific publications and organizing some of the earliest conferences in game theory and economics.