Itzhak Gilboa
יצחק גלבוע
Born (1963-02-03) February 3, 1963 (age 58)
Alma materTel Aviv University
Scientific career
InstitutionsTel Aviv University
Yale University
HEC Paris
Doctoral advisorDavid Schmeidler
Doctoral studentsAkihiko Matsui[1]
Academic career
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Itzhak Gilboa (born February 3, 1963 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli economist with contributions in decision theory. After obtaining his BA in Mathematics and Economics from Tel Aviv University, he earned his Ph.D in 1987 under the supervision of David Schmeidler. He currently holds a visiting professorship at Yale University and HEC Paris.

His work include the theory of Maxmin Expected Utility[2] with David Schmeidler. This theory explains individual attitudes towards ambiguity that are consistent with the Ellsberg paradox.

Research and publications


  1. ^ "cv" (PDF). Aki Matsui's HP. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  2. ^ (1989): "Maxmin expected utility with non-unique prior", Journal of Mathematical Economics, 18, pp. 141–153. (with David Schmeidler)
  3. ^ WorldCat book page
  4. ^ WorldCat