Peter C. Fishburn

Peter C. Fishburn
Born Peter C. Fishburn
Nationality United States
Fields Decision Theory
Institutions AT&T Bell Laboratories
Alma mater Pennsylvania State University (M.S.)
Case Institute of Technology (Ph. D)
Known for Decision Theory
Notable awards John von Neumann Theory Prize (1996)
Decision Analysis Publication Award
Frank P. Ramsey Medal

Peter C. Fishburn (born 1936) is known as a pioneer in the field of decision-making processes.



He received his B.S. in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1958, his M.S. in operations research in 1961, and a Ph.D in operations research in 1962, the latter two from the Case Institute of Technology.

In collaboration with Steven Brams, he devised approval voting in 1977. In 1996, he won the John von Neumann Prize. He also won the Decision Analysis Publication Award in 1991 and Frank P. Ramsey Medal in 1987.[1]


He has retired after many years of research at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the state of New Jersey, United States. He is married to the theologian Janet Forsythe Fishburn.

See also



  1. "Peter C. Fishburn". Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.
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