Adam Brandenburger

NYU Stern School of Business, 44 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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Adam holds appointments at New York University as J.P. Valles Professor at the Stern School of Business, Distinguished Professor at the Tandon School of Engineering, Faculty Director of the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity + Innovation, and Global Network Professor. He was a professor at Harvard Business School from 1987 to 2002. He received his B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge. Adam researches in the areas of game theory, information theory, and business strategy.

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Selected Publications

Selected Refereed Articles

Agreement and Disagreement in a Non-Classical World

with Patricia Contreras-Tejada, Pierfrancesco la Mura, Giannicola Scarpa, and Kai Steverson, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

2024

The Relationship Between Strong Belief and Assumption

with Amanda Friedenberg and H. Jerome Keisler, Synthese

2023

Coordination Via Delay: Theory and Experiment

by Ye Jin, Zhen Zhou, and Adam Brandenburger, Games and Economic Behavior

2023

Rényi Entropy, Signed Probabilities, and the Qubit

with Pierfrancesco la Mura and Stuart Zoble, Entropy

2022

Divisive Normalization is an Efficient Code for Multivariate Pareto-Distributed Environments

by Stefan Bucher and Adam Brandenburger, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

2022

Observers of Quantum Systems Cannot Agree to Disagree

by Patricia Contreras-Tejada, Giannicola Scarpa, Aleksander Kubicki, Adam Brandenburger, and Pierfrancesco la Mura, Nature Communications

2021

The Implications of Finite-Order Reasoning

with Alex Danieli and Amanda Friedenberg, Theoretical Economics

2021

Sell/Buy Bundling

with Barry Nalebuff, CPI Antitrust Chronicle

2021

Choice-Theoretic Foundations of the Divisive Normalization Model

by Kai Steverson, Adam Brandenburger, and Paul Glimcher, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

2019

Axioms for the Boltzmann Distribution

with Kai Steverson, Foundations of Physics

2019

A Canonical Hidden-Variable Space

with H. Jerome Keisler, Annals Of Pure and Applied Logic

2018

Team Decision Problems with Classical and Quantum Signals

with Pierfrancesco la Mura, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

2016

The Sheaf-Theoretic Structure of Non-Locality and Contextuality

with Samson Abramsky, New Journal of Physics

2011

Self-Admissible Sets

with Amanda Friedenberg, Journal of Economic Theory

2010

Intrinsic Correlation in Games

with Amanda Friedenberg, Journal of Economic Theory

2008

Admissibility in Games

with Amanda Friedenberg and H. Jerome Keisler, Econometrica

2008

Biform Games

with Harborne Stuart, Management Science

2007

An Impossibility Theorem on Beliefs in Games

with H. Jerome Keisler, Studia Logica

2006

Value-Based Business Strategy

with Harborne Stuart, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

1996

Epistemic Conditions for Nash Equilibrium

with Robert Aumann, Econometrica

1995

Hierarchies of Beliefs and Common Knowledge

with Eddie Dekel, Journal of Economic Theory

1993

Lexicographic Probabilities and Equilibrium Refinements

by Lawrence Blume, Adam Brandenburger, and Eddie Dekel, Econometrica

1991

Lexicographic Probabilities and Choice under Uncertainty

by Lawrence Blume, Adam Brandenburger, and Eddie Dekel, Econometrica

1991

Common Knowledge of an Aggregate of Expectations

by Lars Nielsen, Adam Brandenburger, John Geanakoplos, Richard McKelvey, and Talbot Page, Econometrica

1990

An Overview of Lexicographic Choice under Uncertainty

by Lawrence Blume, Adam Brandenburger, and Eddie Dekel, Annals of Operations Research

1989

Rationalizability and Correlated Equilibria

with Eddie Dekel, Econometrica

1987

Common Knowledge with Probability 1

with Eddie Dekel, Journal of Mathematical Economics

1987

Online Appendices

Coordination Via Delay: Theory and Experiment -- Online Appendix

by Ye Jin, Zhen Zhou, and Adam Brandenburger

2022

Choice-Theoretic Foundations of the Divisive Normalization Model: Online Appendix

with Kai Steverson, Adam Brandenburger, and Paul Glimcher

2018

Supplement to Admissibility in Games: Appendices

with Amanda Friedenberg and H. Jerome Keisler

2008

Selected Book Chapters/Conference Proceedings/Other

Choosers Adapt Value Coding to the Environment, But Do Not Attain Efficiency

By Vered Kurtz-David, Kenway Louie, Ambuj Dewan, Paul Glimcher, Vinayak Alladi, Agnieszka Tymula, Stefan Bucher, and Adam Brandenburger, Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

2023

Rethinking Negotiation: A Smarter Way to Split the Pie

By Barry Nalebuff and Adam Brandenburger, Harvard Business Review

2021

The Rules of Co-opetition

with Barry Nalebuff, Harvard Business Review

2021

Agreement and Disagreement in a Non-classical World

with Patricia Contreras-Tejada. Pierfrancesco la Mura, Giannicola Scarpa, and Kai Steverson, proceedings of LFDSN 2019

2019

Strategy Needs Creativity

Harvard Business Review

2019

Fiber Products of Measures and Quantum Foundations

with H. Jerome Keisler, Logic & Algebraic Structures in Quantum Computing & Information

2016

No-Signalling is Equivalent to Free Choice of Measurements

with Samson Abramsky and Andrei Savochkin, Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic

2014

Use of a Canonical Hidden-Variable Space in Quantum Mechanics

with H. Jerome Keisler, Computation, Logic, Games, and Quantum Foundations

2013

Fixed Points in Epistemic Game Theory

with Amanda Friendenberg and H. Jerome Keisler, in Samson Abramsky and Michael Mislove (ed.), Mathematical Foundations of Information Flow

2012

Origins of Epistemic Game Theory

in Vincent Hendricks and Olivier Roy (ed.), Epistemic Logic: Five Questions

2010

Epistemic Game Theory: Complete Information

in Steven Durlauf and Lawrence Blume (ed.), the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2008

The Games We Assay

Scientific American

2007

Interview

in Vincent Hendricks and Pelle Guldborg (ed.), Game Theory: Five Questions

2007

A Note on Kuhn’s Theorem

in Johan van Benthem, Dov Gabbay, and Benedikt Loewe (ed.), Texts in Interactive Logic: Proceedings of the 7th Augustus de Morgan Workshop

2007

On the Existence of a “Complete” Possibility Structure

in Marcello Basili, Nicola Dimitri, and Itzhak Gilboa (ed.), Cognitive Processes and Economic Behavior

2003

Books

The Language of Game Theory

Putting Epistemics into the Mathematics of Games

Purchase on Amazon

2014

The Language of Game Theory

(Chinese Edition, Truth & Wisdom Press)

2019

Recent Unpublished Articles

A Complexity Hierarchy for Stochastic Choice

by Erya Yang and Adam Brandenburger

July 2024

Event Valence and Subjective Probability

with Paolo Ghirardato, Daniele Pennesi, and Lorenzo Stanca

April 2024
April 2024

A Brief Explanation of Large Language Models

by Foster Provost with Adam Brandenburger

September 2023

Two Approaches to Iterated Reasoning in Games

with Amanda Friedenberg and Terri Kneeland

December 2020
September 2020
July 2019

Cooperative Games on Infinite Trees

with H. Jerome Keisler and Paula Miret

December 2018
February 2014

Slides

Recent Courses

Videos

The Philosophy of a Strategist


A Definition of Value


How the Pie is Divided


The Uncertainty in a Game


Creating the Largest Pie


All the Players in the Game