Barry Nalebuff

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Barry Nalebuff
Born (1958-07-11) July 11, 1958 (age 64)
FieldBusiness strategy, game theory
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Barry J. Nalebuff (born July 11, 1958) is an American businessman, business theorist, and writer. He is a Milton Steinbach Professor of Management at Yale School of Management and author who specializes in business strategy and game theory. His published books include Thinking Strategically and The Art of Strategy. Nalebuff's class on negotiation has over 67,000 active learners through Coursera and has the second-highest net promoter score on the platform.[1] He has a semi-regular column in Forbes with Ian Ayres called "Why Not?"

Nalebuff also has multiple entrepreneurial ventures. He was a co-founder of Honest Tea and Kombrewcha. He serves on the board of Q Drinks (started by his former student Jordan Silbert), Calicraft Beer, and AGP Glass.[2]


Nalebuff graduated in 1976 from the Belmont Hill School and 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.



  1. ^ "Barry Nalebuff". Yale School of Management. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  2. ^ "Barry Nalebuff". Yale School of Management. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2020-03-19.

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