Remembering the Nobel Laureate: Israeli-American Psychologist Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Prize-winning Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman dies in the United States

Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman, known for his work in behavioral economics and Nobel Prize in Economics winner, passed away on March 27 at the age of 90. His stepdaughter Deborah Treisman confirmed the news but did not provide further details about the circumstances of his death.

Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv in 1934 and graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and psychology in 1954. He later worked in the Israeli Defense Forces psychological unit, developing questionnaires to evaluate conscripts’ personalities. In 1958, he moved to the United States to pursue his PhD in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley while maintaining a strong connection with Israel and working at the Hebrew University.

Recognized as one of the pioneers of behavioral economics, Kahneman was honored with the Nobel Prize in Economics for his groundbreaking studies on judgment and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty. Despite being a psychologist not an economist, Kahneman was awarded the Economics Prize for his innovative applications of psychological insights to economic theories.

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