Thoughts on business school, economics, NC State, and everyday life from an economist at NC State's business school
Sunday, May 24, 2015
John Nash has passed away
Nobel laureate John Nash passed away yesterday in an auto accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Veterans of MBA 505 will all certainly recall the Nash equilibrium concept in game theory. Others will remember the movie "A Beautiful Mind," where Nash was played by Russell Crowe. See the NYT obit for a solid recap of Nash's contributions to economics and mathematics.
Steve Allen is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Management at NC State University. He has appointments in the Department of Economics as well as the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Steve also is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit research organization located in Cambridge, Mass.