The Eller College Mourns Passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dec. 12, 2022

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Amnon Rapoport, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations at the University of Arizona, passed away on December 6th, 2022 at the age of 86.

He will be missed dearly by his wife, daughter, sister, grandchildren and his many students and peers from the around the world.

Born in Israel and a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Amnon received his doctoral degree in quantitative psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and joined the University of Arizona in 1989. 

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Amnon Rapoport

As a founding father of experimental economics and human strategic interaction, and with a career spanning over 60 years and three continents, Amnon's academic legacy is outstanding and incomparable.

His memory will live on in the hearts of family, friends, students, peers and in the generations of scholars and researchers that he nurtured and supported throughout their careers.

“I had the extreme pleasure of knowing Amnon as a colleague in Eller for many years…..he was not only an amazing scholar, he was a great man and his legacy as an incredible researcher and mentor will always be a part of the Eller College and our academic profession,” says Jeff Schatzberg, vice dean of faculty and research and Frances McClelland Endowed Chair of Accounting. “Rest in peace Amnon, and we thank you for all your accomplishments and your outstanding nature of giving back, both to the Eller College and our discipline.”