Thomas Schelling, American economist and professor, Died at 95


Thomas Crombie Schelling was born on April 14, 1921, in Oakland, California, and died on December 13, 2016.

He was an American economist and professor of foreign policy, national security, nuclear strategy, and arms control at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Schelling was also co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute.

Schelling was awarded the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Robert Aumann) for “having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis”.

He was married to Corinne Tigay Saposs from 1947 to 1991, with whom he had four sons.

Schelling’s marriage to second wife Alice M. Coleman began later in 1991.

He graduated from San Diego High.

Schelling received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1944.

Schelling received his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1951.

Thomas Schelling passed away at 95 years old.