Sergiu Hart - Biography#


Sergiu Hart is the Kusiel-Vorreuter University Professor, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Mathematics, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was born in Romania, and received his Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University in 1976. His previous academic appointments were at Stanford University, Tel Aviv University, and Harvard University (visiting). From 1991 to 1998 Sergiu Hart was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Rationality, a world-leading multidisciplinary research center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; he is currently the chair of its Academic Committee.

The main area of research of Sergiu Hart is game theory and economic theory, with additional contributions in mathematics, computer science, probability and statistics. Among his major contributions are studies of strategic foundations of cooperation; strategic use of information in long-term interactions ("repeated games"); adaptive and evolutionary dynamics, particularly with boundedly rational agents; perfect economic competition and its relations to models of fair distribution; and riskiness.

Sergiu Hart was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1985, Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2006, and Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. In 1998 he received the Rothschild Prize. He delivered the Cowles Lecture at Yale University in 2000, the Walras–Bowley Lecture of the Econometric Society in 2003, and the Harris Lecture at Harvard University in 2009. He served as President of the Israel Mathematical Union in 2005–2006, and as President of the Game Theory Society in 2008–2010. He edited, with Robert J. Aumann, the comprehensive three-volume "Handbook of Game Theory, with Economic Applications."
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