Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Nobel Laureate John Harsanyi: From Budapest to Berkeley, 1920-2000

Interviewee(s):
Harsanyi, John
Harsanyi, Anne
Interviewer(s):
Ross, Marion
Title:
Nobel Laureate John Harsanyi: From Budapest to Berkeley, 1920-2000
Abstract:
Childhood in pre-WWII Budapest; studies in leather chemistry, pharmacy, sociology; German invasion, 1944, escape from Communist Hungary to Austria; Australia, 1950-1961: studies in economics, teaching at U. of Queensland, Wayne State University, Yale; Institute of Behavioral Science, Stanford, 1965-1966; professor at UC Berkeley, 1964-1990; reflections on arms control theory, game theory, utilitarian theory; work with Karl Popper, Reinhard Selten, John Nash, and other economists; Nobel Prize award and ceremony, 1994.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1999
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10455070
Rights:
Harsanyi, John and Anne Harsanyi. "Nobel Laureate John Harsanyi: From Budapest to Berkeley, 1920-2000." Interview by Marion Ross in 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2000.