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Simon, Herbert A.

Herbert Alexander Simon (1916–2001) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 15. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1943, and taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology (1942–1949) before going to Carnegie Mellon University in 1949, where he remained until his death on February 9. Simon received major awards from many scientific communities, including the A.M. Turing Award (with Allen Newell; 1975), the Nobel Prize in Economics (1978), and the National Medal of Science (1986). During his career, Simon also served on the National Academy of Science's Committee on Science and Public Policy and as a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee. Simon made important contributions to economics, psychology, political science, sociology, administrative theory, public administration, organization theory, cognitive science, computer science, and philosophy. His best known books include Administrative Behavior (1947), Organizations (with James G. March 1958), The...

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