Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
Nobel Prize-winning Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman dies in the United States

Daniel Kahneman, an esteemed Israeli-American psychologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002 for his use of psychological techniques in economics, passed away on March 27 at the age of 90 in the United States. Deborah Treisman, his stepdaughter, confirmed the news but did not provide further details about the circumstances of his death.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1934 and graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and psychology in 1954. After serving as a psychologist in the Israeli Defense Forces, Kahneman moved to the United States to pursue his PhD in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley while maintaining a strong connection with Israel and working at the Hebrew University.

Recognized as one of the pioneers of behavioral economics, Kahneman was honored with numerous awards for his groundbreaking studies on judgment and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, such as his collaboration with Vernon Smith. Despite being a psychologist by training, Kahneman was awarded the Economics Prize for his innovative applications of psychological insights to economic theories.

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