The Reinhard Selten Institute (RSI) was founded in 2017 as an institute for research in economics in honor of Reinhard Selten (1930–2016). Reinhard Selten is Germany’s only Nobel Laureate in Economics and served for many years on the Bonn faculty. The institute turns the cooperation in economic research between the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne into a permanent feature.
About Reinhard Selten
Reinhard Selten was a German Economist and Mathematician, born 1930 in Wroclaw, in today’s Poland. He studied Mathematics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and received his PhD in 1961. After teaching in Berkeley, Berlin and Bielefeld, he was appointed Professor at the University in Bonn in 1984. In Bonn, he built up the BonnEconLab, a laboratory for experimental economic research, where he continued to be actively involved after his retirement. Reinhard Selten was awarded the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics, jointly with John Nash and John Harsanyi, for path-breaking contributions to game theory. To date, he is the only German economists who has achieved this honor. His students include many researchers who today are members of ECONtribute.
Germany’s only Nobel Laureate in Economics, Reinhard Selten (1930-2016). Copyright: Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn