János Harsányi, a Hungarian Nobel Memorial Prize laureate in Economic Sciences, was born in Budapest on 29 May 1920. His primary field of research was game theory, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for the results he achieved in incomplete information games in 1994 as a co-recipient with John Forbes Nash and Reinhard Selten ʻFor his ground-breaking work in the area of non-cooperative game theory and equilibrium analysisʼ. In the field of game theory, they were the first scientists to receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. János Harsányi’s game theory results have had impacts on the entire field of economics and people’s everyday lives until today. Its effects on arms control and disarmament and spectrum auctions are still present.
Back: The thematic side introduces the recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with a portrait of János Harsányi as the central motif. To the left, the lettering HARSÁNYI, and to the right the wording JÁNOS are placed in an upper arch-shaped legend, while and the two years 1920 – 2000 indicating the birth and the death of the renowned scientist are shown in the lower legend. Below the portrait, the sculptor Balázs Pelcz’ master mark is shown.