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

Nobel-winning Behavioral Economist Daniel Kahneman Dies at 90: Recognizing the Psychology of Economic Decisions

Nobel Prize-winning Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman passed away on March 27 at the age of 90 in the United States. His stepdaughter Deborah Treisman confirmed the news, but did not provide further details about 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, where he developed 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 a pioneer of behavioral economics, Kahneman was awarded 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 recognized for his innovative applications of psychological insights to economic theories.

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