La théorie des jeux dans la France des années 1950

CIRED Seminar: Tarik Tazdaït (CIRED)

The French reaction to game theory in the 1950s


In this work, we are interested in exploring the history of game theory in France, and particularly the way it was received and was diffused in the fifties. It is shown that France was the most fertile soil in the whole continental Europe for a multidisciplinary welcoming to game theory. We particularly highlight the French institutional context during the fifties to determine the issues that some authors addressed and endeavored to treat by advocating the use of game theory.

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