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  • 1. Thomas Schelling Alex Cherney Period 5
  • 2. Biography • Born April 14, 1921 in Oakland California • Published The Strategy of Conflict in 1960 detailing his major ideas regarding game theory in international policy • Won the Nobel Prize in 2005 economics for his work in game theory
  • 3. Game Theory • A mathematical method of decision making in competitive situations by analyzing the benefits and risks of every possible outcome and acting in a manner that maximizes utility. • Schelling is recognized for applying game theory to the Cold War
  • 4. • “Imagine a poker table where each player is the head of state of a powerful nation and the cards you are dealing them are elaborate military strategies or aggressive plans for economic development.”-Eric Bidault • This is how Schelling viewed all international situations.
  • 5. Cold War • “uncertain retaliation is more credible and more efficient than certain retaliation.” • Thomas Schelling said this in regard to the two super powers in the Cold War.
  • 6. Works Cited Pictures • http://alaskakid.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/thomas_schelling.jpg • http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/dkanou/agt/agt.jpg • http://coolrain44.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dogs-playing-poker.jpg Info Bidault, Eric. “War Games.” IGWB Jan. 2007: 23-23. Print Holden, Constance. Science. Washington: Oct 14, 2005. Vol. 310, Iss 5746; pg. 212