Prof. Daniel Kahneman, an Israeli-American author, psychologist, and economist who shared the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 for his work on behavioral economics, has died at 90. He passed away on March 27 in the USA.

His death was confirmed by his stepdaughter, Deborah Treisman, who is the Fiction Editor for The New Yorker. She did not provide any details.

Daniel Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv in 1934. He graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and psychology. Then, he worked in the psychological unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, where he developed questionnaires to assess the personalities of recruits. In 1958, he went to the United States to study for his PhD in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. However, Kahneman continued to collaborate closely with Israel, working at the Hebrew University. He left Hebrew University in 1978 to take a position at the University of British Columbia.

Kahneman was ultimately awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2002 "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty." The Economics Prize was awarded to Kahneman despite his research being conducted as a psychologist, not an economist.