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 Jordi Brandts 

Jordi Brandts

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Research Professor, IAE
Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor
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Jordi Brandts is a research professor at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC). He has been a member of the Institute since 1993. Previously he was professor at Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona and visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley. His research areas are experimental economics and public economics.

His current work focuses on analyzing, by means of experiments, three main issues. The first consists in delineating the precise nature of interdependent preferences, the second in the study of strategic behavior and its relation to equilibrium analysis and the third in the characterization of the performance of different experimental market mechanisms. He is also interested in the redistributive effects of government intervention.

 Research interests:

Experimental economics, organizational behavior, industrial organization, public economics, behavioral economics

 Selected publications:

"Intergroup Competition and Intra-Group Punishment in an Experimental Contest Game"
American Economic Review, 100, 2010, 420-447.
with Klaus Abbink, Benedikt Herrmann and Henrik Orzen

"Competitive Rivalry, Social Disposition and Subjective Well-Being: An Experiment"
Journal of Public Economics, 93, 2009, 1158-1167.
with Arno Riedl and Frans van Winden

"Competition with Forward Contracts: A Laboratory Analysis Motivated by Electricity Market Design"
Economic Journal, 118, 2008, 194-214.
with Paul Pezanis-Christou and Arthur Schram

 Working papers:

Legitimacy, Communication and Leadership in the Turnaround Game (March 2014)
by Jordi Brandts, David J. Cooper, Roberto A. Weber

The Impact of Advice on Womenʼs and Menʼs Selection into Competition (September 2012)
by Jordi Brandts, Valeska Groenert, Christina Rott

Let's Talk: How Communication Affects Contract Design (June 2012)
by Jordi Brandts, Gary Charness, Matthew Ellman