Telser Chosen for Bancroft Library Oral History Project in Science, Technology, and Medicine

February 18, 2019

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Prof. Lester Telser (PhD '56) has been selected for the Bancroft Library's Oral History Project in Science, Technology, and Medicine with 20 hours of interview video, Beyond Conventions in Economics. The Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley states "Dr. Telser’s life work is the theory of the core, a variant of game theory that involves coalitions of agents as opposed to individuals working to maximize their advantage. He used sophisticated mathematics to study why and how certain forms of markets are organized without appeals to more established concepts in economics. As both a student and colleague at the Chicago Economics department and as a fellow at both the Cowles Commission and the Cowles Foundation, Telser is a key witness to the transformation of the field of economics after World War II." Telser is Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Leena Schwartz)

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