Amnon Rapoport Obituary, Death – On December 6th, 2022, at the age of 86, Amnon Rapoport, who had been a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations at the University of Arizona, passed away. His wife, daughter, sister, grandchildren, and the many students and colleagues from all over the world who were a part of his life will miss him terribly. Amnon, who was born in Israel and completed his undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, went on to get a doctorate in quantitative psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before beginning his academic career at the University of Arizona in 1989.
Amnon Rapoport academic impact is remarkable and unrivaled due to the fact that he is considered to be the founding father of experimental economics as well as human strategic interaction and that his career spanned over 60 years and three continents. His legacy will endure in the hearts of his family, friends, students, and colleagues, as well as in the generations of academics and researchers whom he encouraged and supported throughout their careers.
His legacy as an incredible researcher and mentor will always be a part of the Eller College and our academic profession, according to Jeff Schatzberg, vice dean of faculty and research and Frances McClelland Endowed Chair of Accounting. “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 “May you rest in peace, Amnon, and know that we are grateful for all that you have accomplished and the remarkable way in which you have given back, not only to the Eller College but also to our field.”