Game Theory

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 7 23:54:48 UTC 2001

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, James A. Landau wrote:

> Game theory appears in 1954 in The Compleat Strategyst by J. D. Williams
> (David, 1998).

The OED gives this 1954 source as its first use.  Here is an earlier

1946-47 Carl Kaysen in _Review of Economic Studies_ XIV. 14  It is
extremely doubtful whether the degree of restriction of possible solutions
offered by the "solution" of game-theory will be great enough to be of
much practical value in really complex cases.

Fred Shapiro

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