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This is a list of notable economists, mathematicians, political scientists, and computer scientists whose work has added substantially to the field of game theory. For a list of people in the field of video games rather than game theory, please see list of ludologists.
 Derek Abbott  quantum game theory and Parrondo's games
 Susanne Albers  algorithmic game theory and algorithm analysis
 Kenneth Arrow  voting theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1972)
 Robert Aumann  equilibrium theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005)
 Robert Axelrod  repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
 Tamer Başar  dynamic game theory and application robust control of systems with uncertainty
 Cristina Bicchieri  epistemology of game theory
 Olga Bondareva  Bondareva–Shapley theorem
 Steven Brams  cake cutting, fair division, theory of moves
 Jennifer Tour Chayes  algorithmic game theory and auction algorithms
 John Horton Conway  combinatorial game theory
 William Hamilton  evolutionary biology
 John Harsanyi  equilibrium theory (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
 Monika Henzinger  algorithmic game theory and information retrieval
 Naira Hovakimyan  differential games and adaptive control
 Peter L. Hurd  evolution of aggressive behavior
 Rufus Isaacs  differential games
 Anna Karlin  algorithmic game theory and online algorithms
 Michael Kearns  algorithmic game theory and computational social science
 Sarit Kraus  nonmonotonic reasoning
 John Maynard Smith  evolutionary biology
 Oskar Morgenstern  social organization
 John Forbes Nash  Nash equilibrium (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
 John von Neumann  Minimax theorem, expected utility, social organization, arms race
 J. M. R. Parrondo  games with a reversal of fortune, such as Parrondo's games
 Charles E. M. Pearce  games applied to queuing theory
 George R. Price  theoretical and evolutionary biology
 Anatol Rapoport  Mathematical psychologist, early proponent of titfortat in repeated Prisoner's Dilemma
 Julia Robinson  proved that fictitious play dynamics converges to the mixed strategy Nash equilibrium in twoplayer zerosum games
 Alvin E. Roth  market design (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2012)
 Ariel Rubinstein  bargaining theory, learning and language
 Thomas Jerome Schaefer  computational complexity of perfectinformation games
 Suzanne Scotchmer  patent law incentive models
 Reinhard Selten  bounded rationality (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994)
 Claude Shannon  studied cryptography and chess; sometimes called "the father of information theory"^{[1]}^{[2]}
 Lloyd Shapley  Shapley value and core concept in coalition games (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2012)
 Thomas Schelling  bargaining (Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2005) and models of segregation
 Myrna Wooders  coalition theory
References
 ^ James, I. (2009). "Claude Elwood Shannon 30 April 1916 – 24 February 2001". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 55: 257–265. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2009.0015.
 ^ "Bell Labs Advances Intelligent Networks". Archived from the original on July 22, 2012.
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