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Thomas C. Schelling, Nobel Prize winner, dies

Thomas C. Schelling, Nobel Prize winner, dies

Thomas C. Schelling, a game theorist and retired University of Maryland professor who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics for insights credited with lessening the nuclear threat during the Cold War, died Dec. 13 at his home in Bethesda. He was 95.

The cause of death was complications from a hip fracture, said his son Daniel Schelling.

Dr. Schelling's career took him from government to academia and across disciplines, including economics, foreign policy, urban planning and psychology.

Trained as an economist, he was an adviser and analyst during the Harry S. Truman administration and grew fascinated by negotiation during the Cold War confrontation between the...

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