Thursday, September 18, 2008

Interview with John Nash

John Nash, of Nash Equilibrium fame, is interviewed here. I bring it up because it may be of interest to our friends in the school of Austrian Economics. If you skip to 28:00 in the video, he talks about the influence of teachers in his life. He says he only took one course in economics, but it was taught by an Austrian economist who was very influential in his way of thinking.

It is brief, but you may find it interesting that one of the most mathematical economists to ever live drew on a Austrian background.

1 comment:

fuguez said...

I watched the interview and I found your site on a google search. The mathematics and methods used in describing game theory are similar to those used in statistical mechanics.
Both methods tie the "micro" with the "macro". This becomes even more apparent in the field of evolutionary game theory