Pafos Innovation Institute

Prof. Yair Tauman


Professor Yair Tauman is the dean of the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship and a former dean of the Arison School of Business at IDC Herzliya. He has been the academic director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program since 2009.

Professor Tauman is a leading Professor of Economics at the Stony Brook University and has been the Director of Stony Brook Center for Game Theory since 1996. He studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he obtained his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics (with distinction), M.Sc. (with distinction) and Ph.D. in Mathematics. The latter two under the supervision of Professor Robert Aumann, a 2005 Nobel Laureate. His research interests includes game theory, auctions, patents and innovations and industrial organization. He has been published in Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the RAND Journal of Economics. Professor Tauman has been the organizer of the longest and most established series of International Summer Conferences in Game Theory (for 26 years). He taught at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management for seven years (1980-1987).

Personal Site:


1. E. Artzy, D. Leibovitz, Y. Tauman: Window to Mathematics (1978), Everyman’s University (12 units in Hebrew).
2. R. Aumann, Y. Tauman, S. Zamir: Game Theory (1981) Everyman’s University (6 units in Hebrew).
3. T. Ichiishi, A. Neyman, Y. Tauman (Eds.): Game Theory and Applications (1991). Academic Press, Inc. A collection of articles presented at the International Conference on Game Theory and Applications held at The Ohio State University, June 18-24, 1987.

1. A. Neyman, Y. Tauman “The Existence of a Non-Diagonal Axiomatic Values” Mathematics of Operations Research 1, 1976, 246-250.
2. Y. Tauman “A Non-Diagonal Value on a Reproducing Space” Mathematics of Operations Research 2, 1977, 331-337.
3. A. Nyeman, Y. Tauman “The Partition Value” Mathematics of Operations Research 4, 1979, 236-264.
4. Y. Tauman “Value on the Space of All Scalar Integrable Games” Game Theory and Related Topics North Holland Publishing Company, 107-115, 1979.
5. Y. Tauman “Values on a Class of Non-Differentiable Market Games” International Journal of Game Theory 10, 1981, 155-162.
6. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman “Valuer de Shapley et Repartition Equitable des Couts de Production” Cahiers du Seminaire d’Econometrie 23, 1981.
7. Y. Tauman “Values of Market Games with a Majority Rule” Game Theory and Mathematical Economics, North Holland Publishing Company, 103-122, 1981.
8. Y. Tauman “A Characterization of Vector Measure Games in pNA” Israel Journal of Mathematics 43, 1982, 75-96.
9. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman “Demand Compatible Equitable Cost-Sharing Prices” Mathematics of Operations Research 7, 1982, 40-56.
10. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman “The Continuity of the Aumann-Shapley Price Mechanism” Journal of Mathematical Economics 9, 1982, 235-249.
11. D. Samet, Y. Tauman “The Determination of the Marginal Cost Prices under a Set of Exioms” Econometrica 50, 1982, 8985-909.
12. L. Mirman, J. Raanan, Y. Tauman “A Sufficient Condition of f for μ 0 f to be in pNAD” Journal of Mathematical Economics, 9, 1982, 251-257.
13. L. Mirman, D. Samet, Y. Tauman “An Axiomatic Approach to the Allocation of a Fixed Cost through Prices” Bell Journal of Economics 14, 1983, 139-151.
14. D. Samet, Y. Tauman, I. Zang “An Application of the Aumann-Shapley Prices to Transportation Problem” Mathematics of Operations Research 9, 1984, 25-42.
15. M. Kamien, Y. Tauman “The Private Value of a Patent: A Game Theoretic Analysis” Zeitschrift fur Nationalokonomie Supplement 4, 1984, 93-118.
16. J. Reichert, Y. Tauman “The Space of Polynomials in Measures is Internal” Mathematics of Operations Research 10, 1985, 1-6.
17. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman, I. Zang “Supportability, Sustainability and Subsidy Free Prices” Rand Journal of Economics 16, 1985, 114-126.
18. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman, I. Zang :Monopoly and Sustainable Prices as a Nash Equilibrium in Contestable Markets” Issues in Contemporary Microeconomics, London: MacMillan Company, 328-339, 1985.
19. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman, I. Zang “On the Use of Game Theoretic Concepts in Cost Accounting” Cost Allocation Methods, Principles and Applications, H.P. Young (Ed.), North Holland Publishing Company, 57-77, 1985.
20. A. Kats, Y. Tauman “Coalition Production Economies with Divisible and Indivisible Inputs: Asymptotic Results” Journal of Mathematical Economics 14, 1986, 19-42.
21. Y. Orgler, Y. Tauman “A Game Theoretic Approach to Trade Credit Collections and Disbursements” Management Science 32, 1986, 121-131.
22. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman, I. Zang “Ramsey Prices, Average Cost Prices and Price Sustainability” International Journal of Industrial Organization 4, 1986, 123-140.
23. M. Kamien, Y. Tauman “Fees versus Royalties and the Private Value of a Patent” Quarterly Journal of Economics 101, 1986, 471-491.
24. Y. Tauman, Y. Weiss “Labor Union and the Adoption of New Technologies” Journal of Labor Economics 5, 1987, 477-501.
25. M. Kamien, Y. Tauman, I. Zang “Optimal License Fees for a New Product” Mathematical Social Sciences 16, 1988, 77-106.
26. Y. Tauman “The Aumann-Shapley Prices: A Survey”, The Shapley Value: Essays in Honor of Lloyd Shapley, A. Roth (Ed.), Cambridge University Press, 279-304, 1989.
27. M. Kamien, Y. Tauman, S. Zamir “The Value of Information in a Strategic Conflict” Games and Economic Behavior 2, 1990, 129-153.
28. M. Kamien, Y. Tauman, S. Zamir “Information Transmission”, Game Theory and Applications, T. Ichiishi, A. Neyman and Y. Tauman (Eds.), Academic Press Inc., 273-281, 1990.
29. L. Mirman, Y. Tauman, I. Zang “Cooperative Behavior in a Competitive Market” Mathematical Social Sciences 22, 1991, 105-121.
30. M. Kamien, S. Oren, Y. Tauman “Optimal Licensing of Cost Reducing Innovation” Journal of Mathematical Economics 21, 1992, 483-508.
31. I. Buch, Y. Tauman “Bargaining with a Ruler” International Journal of Game Theory 21, 1992, 131-148.
32. D. Schmeidler, Y. Tauman “Incentive-Compatible Cost-Allocation Schemes” Journal of Economic Theory 63, 1994, 189-207.
33. R. Orzach, Y. Tauman “Signaling Reversal” International Economic Review 37, 1996, 453-464.
34. Y. Tauman, A. Urbano, J. Watanabe “A Model of Multiple Product Price Competition” Journal of Economic Theory 77, 1997, 377-401.
35. Y. Tauman, Y. Chen “Acceptable and Walrasian Allocations” Journal of Mathematical Economics 34, 2000, 415-438.
36. R. Aoki, Y. Tauman “Patent Licensing with Spillovers” Economics Letters 73, 2001, 125-130.
37. C.H. Liao, Y. Tauman “The Role of Bundling in Price Competition” International Journal of Industrial Organization 20, 2002, 365-389.
38. T. Doganoglu, Y. Tauman “Network Competition and Access Charge Rules” The Manchester School 70, 2002, 16-35.
39. M. Kamien, Y. Tauman “Patent Licensing: The Inside Story” The Manchester School 70, 2002, 7-15.
40. Y. Tauman “A Note on k-Price Auctions with Complete Information” Games and Economic Behavior 41, 2002, 161-164.
41. R. Orzach, P. Overgard and Y. Tauman “Modest Advertising Signals Strength” Rand Journal of Economics 33, 2002, 340-358.
42. S. Hart, Y. Tauman “Market Crashes without External Shocks” Journal of Business 77, 2004, 1-8.
43. C.H. Liao, Y. Tauman “There is a Free Lunch After All” Mathematical Social Sciences 48, 2004, 223-233.
44. C.H. Liao, Y. Tauman “Implementation of the Socially Optimal Outcome” The Manchester School 72, 2004, 618-625.
45. R. Orzach, Y. Tauman “Strategic Dropouts” Games and Economic Behavior 50, 2005, 79-88.
46. C.L. Chen, Y. Tauman “Collusion in One-shot Second-price Auctions” Economic Theory 28, 2006, 145-172.
47. N. Watanabe, Y. Tauman “The Shapley Value of a Patent Licensing Game: The Asymptotic Equivalence to Non-cooperative Results” Economic Theory, 30, 135-149, 2007.
48. D. Sen, Y. Tauman “General Licensing Schemes for a Cost-Reducing Innovation” Games and Economic Behavior, 59,2007, 163-186.
49. O. Haimanko, Y. Tauman “Recent Developments in the Theory of Aumann-Shapley Pricing, Part I: The Nondifferentiable Case”, Game Theory and Resource Allocation: The Axiomatic Approach, NATO ASI Series, W. Thomson (Ed.), forthcoming.
50. G. Stamatopoulos, Y. Tauman “Licensing of a quality improvement innovation”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 56(3),2008, pp.410-438.
51. A. Jelnov, Y. Tauman “The Private Value of a Patent: A Cooperative Approach”, Mathematical Social Sciences , Volume 58, Issue 1, 2009, Pages 84-97.
52. G. Kivetz, Y. Tauman “Simple Collusive Agreements in One-shot First Price Auctions” Games and Economic Behavior, 69, 2010, pp.138-149.
53.  Y. Tauman, A. Zapechelnyuk “Bargaining with a Property Rights Owner” Games and Economic Behavior, 70, 2010, pp. 132-145.
54. Y. Tauman, A. Zapechelnyuk “On (Non-) Monotonicity of Cooperative Solutions”,  International Journal of Game Theory, Volume 39, 2010, pp 171-175.
55. E. Carceles, Y. Tauman “A Strategic Analysis of the War against Terror” Games and Economic Behavior, 71, 2011, pp 49-65.
56. A. Sengupta, Y. Tauman “Inducing Efficiency in Oligopolistic Markets with Increasing Returns to Scale”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 62(2),  2011 ,pp.95-100.  Available at SSRN:
57. Y. Tauman, M-H. Weng, “Selling Patent Rights and the Incentive to Innovate”, Economics Letters, 114, 2012 ,pp 241-244
58.  S.Bhattacharya, C. d’Aspremont, S. Guriev, D. Sen, Y. Tauman, “Bhattacharya, S. (2014). Cooperation in R&D: Patenting, licensing, and contracting. In K. Chatterjee &  W. Samuelson (Eds.), Game theory and business applications. New York: Springer.”
59.  .A. Jelnov, Y.Tauman, “Voting power and proportional representation of voters”, International Journal of Game Theory: Volume 43, Issue 4 (2014), Page 747-766
60.  A. Barrachina , Y.Tauman, A. Urbano. ” Entry and Espionage with Noisy Signals”, Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 83, January 2014, Pages 127–146
61. B. Badia, Y. Tauman and B. Tumendemberel, (2014) ”A note on Cournot equilibrium with positive price”, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 34 No. 2 pp. 1229-1234

Working Papers
1. D. Biran, Y. Tauman  “The Decision to Attack a Nuclear Facility: The Roll of Intelligence” (2009).
2. A. Anagnostopoulos, E. Carceles, Y. Tauman,” Welfare Weights for Social     Optimization  Problems”.(2013)
3.  A. Barrachina , Y.Tauman, A. Urbano,  “Entry with Two Correlated Signals” (2014)
4.  D.Sen, Y. Tauman, ” Patent Licensing in a Cournot Oligopoly: Some General Results” (2014)
5. A. Jelnov , Y. Tauman, “Attacking a Nuclear Facility of a Provocateur ” (2014)