Michael Nicholson, born in Beverley, UK, in 1933. Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Visiting Professor of Social Sciences at Carleton University, Ottowa.
Fellow (1 September 1983 – 31 August 1984)
The focus of my research this year has been on ‘Aborted Wars’; I define these as wars in which one side withdrew from the conflict even though there was no military necessity to do so, and military gain would probably have been likely. The aim has been to develop an expected utility framework in which to analyse such cases.