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Richard Zeckhauser
Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy
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Thomas Schelling, Ricochet Thinker.
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Thomas Schelling, Ricochet Thinker." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP06-026, June 2006.
Thomas Schelling, winner of the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, was a Founding Father of the Kennedy School of Government. He served the School warmly and well for many years. Schelling always served as an inspiration for his creativity, and as an exemplar for his ability to make his writings scholarly, broadly general, and of great policy import. His path breaking essays and books provide an anatomy of human behavior in the individual, the dyad, and the larger group. This essay was written as the preface for a forthcoming biography by Robert Dodge, titled The Strategist, The Life and Times of Thomas Schelling.



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