Games 2012-Game Theory World Congress

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Four Nobel-winning beautiful minds John Nash, Eric Maskin, Reinhard Selten and Roger Myerson come together at BİLGİ!

Games 2012-Game Theory World Congress held in July 22-26, 2012 hosts Nobel Laureates at İstanbul Bilgi University. The Nobel Laureates –Eric Maskin (Harvard University, 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics), Roger Myerson (University of Chicago, 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics), Reinhard Selten (University of Bonn, 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics) and John Nash (Princeton University, 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics)– came together at the Nobel panel on July 23, 2012 at Santral Campus.

In his speech, Myerson extended his thanks to Nash and Selten for their roles in the evolution of game theory. “Nash and Stelten changed scientists’ lives after their works on game theory became visible in all social sciences,” he said.  The four scientists had a debate on behavioral economics and argued how behavior might have effects on the economy in the opening day’s panel.  “Behavioral economy game theory should be open to being more experimental,” said Nash, who gave a brief speech at the panel. The other Nobel Laureates agreed that game theory was a powerful tool in determining behavioral economy, although they expressed their own opinions on its optimization.

Some 100 scientists from Turkey and 1,000 scientists from the international arena attend the GAMES 2012 Congress, which assemble the most prestigious scientists studying in the branches of economics and applied mathematics.

During the congress 550 presentations and various common sessions, including a Nobel panel, were planned to be conducted.


What is Game Theory?
Game theory studies strategic interaction in competitive and cooperative environments. Half a century old, it has already revolutionized economics, and is spreading rapidly to a wide variety of fields. Game Theory Society Founded in January 1999, the Game Theory Society aims to promote the investigation, teaching, and application of game theory.
Every four years the Society hosts its World Congress. The first was held in Bilbao, Spain in 2000. The second was held in Marseille, France in 2004 and the third was on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University, in the United States. The fourth World Congress will be held in July 2012 at İstanbul Bilgi University, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Keynote speakers:

Eric Maskin (Princeton University, Nobel Laureate 2007)

Jean-François Mertens (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Paul Milgrom (Stanford University)

Abraham Neyman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Roger Myerson (University of Chicago, Nobel Laureate 2007)

John Nash (Princeton University, Nobel Laureate 1994)

Parag Pathak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Reinhard Selten (University of Bonn, Nobel Laureate 1994)


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