January 17, 2010

Robert Aumann's 2005 Nobel Prize Lecture

The 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics was Robert Aumann, for his significant contributions to the field of Game Theory. In his Nobel Lecture, Aumann discusses his view of economics, his contribution to game theory, a few lessons from the Talmud, and how to move towards a world without war. He discusses, for example, some of the paradoxes of how an arms race can actually lead to a more peaceful world.

This is a good companion video to Steven Pinker on the decline of violence.

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