Talk:Oskar Morgenstern

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BetacommandBot (talk) 20:30, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


That's most likely a hoax, please add reliable refrences!

His mother was an illegitimate daughter of Frederick III, German Emperor.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 19 December 2009 (UTC) 

OK, I found that user User:1523 added this "fact" citing [1] in the edit summary. Please note that this doubtable reference claims Frederick III was an Austrian Emperor. OMFG! Nothing more to say... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:13, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Due to a personal acquaintance with a member of the Morgenstern family I believe this claim to be true. That said, I completely agree this needs a proper citation and one that doesn't contain other factual errors. Here's a somewhat better one than above: [2]. It seems likely a German-speaking wikipedian might be able to find official records in the "royal genealogy". I will defer to others, not relying on personal knowledge, to decide whether to restore this text to the article... --Dfred (talk) 13:36, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

There was no Emperor of Austria or Austria-Hungary called Frederick III. I have removed the reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gobanian (talkcontribs) 12:06, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

not Jewish[edit]

he himself stated that he wasn't Jewish in a German-Austrian Documentary, the transcript can be found at University, Box 33, for more details see German WP discussion page. -- (talk) 16:58, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it's a common misconception that he was jewish, probably because of his jewish sounding surname. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:45, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Austrian School[edit]

That an economist was trained in Vienna does not make them a member of the Austrian school economics, unless there is proper citation that Morgenstern did indeed subscribe to the foundational assumptions of that school this distinction should be excluded, particularly given its now overtly political implications. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:17, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Morgenstern and the "Austrian School" (again...)[edit]

Despite what User:SPECIFICO asserts in his edit here (, there is no RS in the article that supports the claim that Morgenstern was part of the 'Austrian school.' At best there is the broken link to "Game Theory and the Austrian Perspective" (a rather useless link to begin with, giving extreme undue weight. I have removed it, since it is broken.). As such, I have renewed my edit (that I made not logged in). Moreover, citing him first as a "prominent member of the Austrian school" before his role in beginning game theory is absurd bordering on bizarre.

WeakTrain (talk) 22:29, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

You have stated your disagreement with my revert of your edit. We can discuss this and we can invite others to join in, but I'm disappointed to see you call a disagreement with your view "absurd..." and your summary repeat of the edit about which we disagree. Please undo your repeat edit and if the link is broken, you should not have trouble finding the article, reading it to see what it says, and correcting the broken link for starters. Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 23:52, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
I looked at the cited reference. The reference is fine, the red link is to the author of the book, which is published by Cambridge U Press and discusses Morgenstern's Austrian credentials and work in great detail. See a brief abstract here if you don't have access to the book. Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 00:11, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Please review these as well: [3] and pp2 and 3 here [4] and [5]. This is a well-known and undisputed fact among those who are familiar with the history of 20th Century economics and the Austrian School and is not controversial. SPECIFICO talk 00:28, 10 August 2014 (UTC)