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Itzhak Gilboa (born February 13, 1963 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli economist with contributions in decision theory. After obtaining his BA in Mathematics and Economics from Tel Aviv University, he earned his Ph.D in 1987 under the supervision of David Schmeidler. He currently holds a visiting professorship at Yale University and HEC Paris.

Itzhak Gilboa
Native name יצחק גלבוע
Born (1963-02-13) February 13, 1963 (age 55)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Citizenship Israel
Alma mater Tel Aviv University
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Tel Aviv University
Yale University
HEC Paris
Doctoral advisor David Schmeidler
Doctoral students Akihiko Matsui[1]
Academic career
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

His work include the theory of Maxmin Expected Utility[2] with David Schmeidler. This theory explains individual attitudes towards ambiguity that are consistent with the Ellsberg paradox.

Research and publicationsEdit

  • I. Gilboa. Making Better Decisions: Decision Theory in Practice. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN 9781444336511.
  • Ỉ. Gilboa Theory of decision under uncertainty Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009 ISBN 9780521517324
  • N. Dimitri, M. Basili, and I. Gilboa, eds.. Cognitive Processes and Economic Behaviour. London: Routledge, 2003. ISBN 9780415320054
  • I. Gilboa, D. Schmeidler, A Theory of Case-Based Decisions Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN 9780511012952 Held in over 750 libraries according to WorldCat[3]
    • Translated into Japanese as 決め方の科学 : 事例ベース意思決定理論 / Kimekata no kagaku : jirei bēsu ishi kettei riron ISBN 9784326502592
  • I. Gilboa, Rational Choice. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2010. ISBN 9780262014007 Held in over 500 libraries according to WorldCat[4]


  1. ^ "cv" (PDF). Aki Matsui's HP. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  2. ^ (1989): "Maxmin expected utility with non-unique prior", Journal of Mathematical Economics, 18, pp. 141–153. (with David Schmeidler)
  3. ^ WorldCat book page
  4. ^ WorldCat

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