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Howard Raiffa improved many peoples’ lives by pushing out the boundaries of academic fields, changing forever the areas of game theory, decision analysis, and negotiation analysis. Game theory, as a field, had been mostly lying fallow until Howard, with Duncan Luce, wrote Games and Decisions (1957). In comments prepared for Howard’s memorial service, noted economist Thomas Schelling remarked: “I wouldn’t have won the Nobel Prize were it not for Howard Raiffa.” Like so many others, Schelling had first become entranced by game theory while reading Duncan Luce and Howard’s remarkable book.


Zeckhauser, Richard. "Howard Raiffa and Our Responsibility to Rationality." Negotiation Journal 33.4 (October 2017): 329-332.