J.P. Valles Professor at the Stern School of Business， New York University
Distinguished Professor at the Tandon School of Engineering, New York University
Faculty Director of the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity + Innovation
Adam Brandenburger 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, and Faculty Director of the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity + Innovation. 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 and teaches in the areas of decision making and game theory. His book The Language of Game Theory (World Scientific, 2014) includes recent game theory that addresses conceptual and empirical difficulties in the classical theory, in particular, the fact that the classical notion of “rational behavior” does not allow for differing views among players about how a game will be played. In the new theory, such differences in the “epistemic states” of the players can be expressed and their consequences analyzed. Adam is currently developing ties between decision theory, epistemic game theory, and cognitive neuroscience.