Barry Nalebuff

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Barry Nalebuff
Born (1958-07-11) July 11, 1958 (age 56)
Nationality American
Field Business strategy, game theory
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Barry J. Nalebuff (born July 11, 1958) is Milton Steinbach Professor of Management at Yale School of Management. He is an expert in business strategy and game theory, as well as many other topics.


Nalebuff graduated in 1980 from MIT with degrees in economics and mathematics. He then earned his master's degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Academic career[edit]

Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Nalebuff was a member of the Junior Society of Fellows at Harvard University and worked as an Assistant Professor at Princeton University.

He co-founded Honest Tea and authored numerous articles and several books. He has a semi-regular column in Forbes with Ian Ayres called "Why Not?"


  • Dixit, Avinash K. & Nalebuff, Barry (1991). Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics and Everyday Life. W W Norton. ISBN 0-393-02923-9. 
  • Brandenburger, Adam M. & Nalebuff, Barry (1996). Co-opetition: A Revolution Mindset That Combines Competition and Cooperation... The Game Theory Strategy That's Changing the Game of Business. Currency. ISBN 0-385-47949-2. 
  • Arnott, Richard; Greenwald, Bruce; Kanbur, Ravi; & Nalebuff, Barry; eds., ed. (2003). Economics for an Imperfect World: Essays in Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-01205-7. 
  • Ayres, Ian & Nalebuff, Barry (2003). Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small. Harvard Business School Press. ISBN 1-59139-153-9. , ISBN 978-1-4221-0434-7, ISBN 1-4221-0434-6
  • Dixit, Avinash K. & Nalebuff, Barry (2008). The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life. W W Norton. ISBN 0-393-06243-0. 

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