Olga Bondareva

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Olga Bondareva
Olga Nikolaevna Bondareva

(1937-04-27)April 27, 1937
DiedDecember 9, 1991(1991-12-09) (aged 54)
Alma materLeningrad State University
Known for Bondareva–Shapley theorem
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, Economics
Doctoral advisor Nikolay Nikolaevich Vorobyev

Olga Nikolaevna Bondareva (April 27, 1937 – December 9, 1991) was a distinguished Soviet mathematician and economist. She contributed to the fields of mathematical economics, especially game theory.


Bondareva is best known as one of the two independent discoverers of the Bondareva–Shapley theorem. [1]


In 1954 she entered the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty of Leningrad State University, receiving her kandidat degree in 1963 under the supervision of Nikolai Vorobyov. She defended her doktor nauk degree in 1984 at the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Moscow State University .

From October 1959 to April 1972 she worked as a junior researcher, then associate professor (in operations research), and then a senior researcher at the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty of Leningrad State University. From June 1972 to July 1984 was a senior researcher at the Economic Faculty of the Leningrad State University, from July 1984 to March 1989 a senior researcher at the Institute of Physics, and from October, 1989 to her death in 1991 a leading researcher of the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty of Leningrad State University.

She was married to Lev Alexandrovich Gordon, and had two sons: Maxim (b. 1966 ) and Gregory (b. 1974 ). She was killed while crossing the street in St. Petersburg.


translated as : Bondareva O. N. Some applications of linear programming to the theory of cooperative games // Selected Russian Papers in Game Theory 1959—1965. — Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968. p. 79—114.


Гордон Л. А. Дом. — СПб.: Товарищество журнала «Нева», 1992. — 240 с. — 295 экз. — ISBN   5-87516-010-1

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  1. Bondareva, Olga N. (1963). "Some applications of linear programming methods to the theory of cooperative games (In Russian)" (PDF). Problemy Kybernetiki. 10: 119–139.