# Mathematician:Robert Osher Schlaifer

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## Mathematician

American statistician who was one of the pioneers of Bayesian decision theory.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 13 September 1914
- Died: 24 July 1994

## Publications

- 1936:
*Greek Theories of Slavery from Homer to Aristotle*(*Harvard Studies in Classical Philology***Vol. 47**: 165 – 204) - 1943:
*Demon of Paeania, Priest of Asclepius*(*Classical Philology***Vol. 38 No. 1**: 39 – 43 - 1950:
*Development of Aircraft Engines* - 1959 :
*Probability and Statistics for Business Decisions: An Introduction to Managerial Economics under Uncertainty* - 1961:
*Applied Statistical Decision Theory*(with Howard Raiffa) - 1964:
*The Foundations of Decisions under Uncertainty: An Elementary Exposition*(*JASA***Vol. 59**: pp. 353 – 375) (with John W. Pratt and Howard Raiffa) www.jstor.org/stable/2282993 - 1965:
*Introduction to Statistical Decision Theory*(with John W. Pratt and Howard Raiffa)

## Also known as

His name can sometimes be seen erroneously cited as **Schlaiffer**.