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Adam M. Brandenburger

Adam M. Brandenburger

Joined Stern 2002

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-70
New York, NY 10012

E-mail adam.brandenburger@stern.nyu.edu
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Adam Brandenburger is the J.P. Valles Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, New York University. He was a professor at Harvard Business School from 1987 to 2002. Adam Brandenburger works in the areas of game theory and, more recently, quantum information, and applies his work in game theory to the area of business strategy. He was a pioneer of the "epistemic" approach to game theory, which studies the effect of how players in games reason about one another (including how they reason about other players' reasoning) on how games are played. He also developed (with Harborne Stuart) the concept of a "biform game," which is a model of strategy as moves that affect how value is created and divided among the players in a game. His book Co-opetition (with Barry Nalebuff, Doubleday, 1996) applies this idea to business strategy. Recently, he has worked on the implications for game theory of giving players access to quantum rather than classical information resources. Adam Brandenburger is an Associated Faculty Member at the Center for Data Science, New York University, and was Vice Dean for Innovation at the NYU Stern School of Business. He received his B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

  • Game Theory
  • Business Strategy
  • Quantum Information

Courses Taught

  • Business Strategy
  • Game Theory

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 1986
Churchill College University of Cambridge

M.Phil., Economics, 1982
Trinity College University of Cambridge

B.A., Natural Sciences and Economics, 1981
Queens College University of Cambridge

Selected Publications

Adam Brandenburger (2014)
The Language of Game Theory: Putting Epistemics into the Mathematics of Games
World Scientific, 2014

Adam Brandenburger with Samson Abramsky (2011)
The Sheaf-Theoretic Structure of Locality and Contextuality
New Journal of Physics, 13, 2011, 113036

Adam Brandenburger with Amanda Friedenberg (2008)
Intrinsic Correlation in Games
Journal of Economic Theory, 141, 2008, 28-67.

Adam Brandenburger with Amanda Friedenberg and H. Jerome Keisler (2008)
Admissibility in Games
Econometrica, 76, 2008, 307-352.

Adam Brandenburger with Harborne Stuart (2007)
Bitform Games
Management Science, 53, 2007, 537-549.

Adam Brandenburger with H. Jerome Keisler (2006)
An Impossibility Theorem on Beliefs in Games
Studia Logica, 84, 2006, 211-240.

Adam Brandenburger with Barry Nalebuff (1996)
Currency/Doubleday, 1996.

Adam Brandenburger with Harborne Stuart (1996)
Value-Based Business Strategy
Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 5, 1996, 5-24.

Adam Brandenburger with Robert Aumann (1995)
Epistemic Conditions for Nash Equilibrium
Econometrica, 63, 1995, 1161-1180.

Adam Brandenburger with Eddie Dekel (1993)
Hierarchies of Beliefs and Common Knowledge
Journal of Economic Theory, 59, 1993, 189-198.