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Graduates of GSE Reference Doctoral Program Publish in Top Economic Journal

The September 2008 edition of Games and Economic Behavior, a leading journal in economics and game theory, includes papers by five former students from the International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: Ioana Chioveanu, Antonio Nicolò, Raul Lopez-Perez, Joana Pais, and Agnes Pintér

The IDEA program, one of the top-ranked PhD program in Europe, was launched in 1991, since which time it has awarded over 125 doctorates. Together with the Graduate Program in Economics, Finance and Management (GPEFM) offered by the Department of Economics and Business of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, they compose the two reference doctoral programs of the Barcelona GSE.

These two programs help impel the substantial research activity of the academic community, and over 95% of the Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors are involved with them. Each year, some students at the Barcelona GSE continue their studies in one of the programs. In the class of 2007-2008, eight students continued on in one of the reference doctoral programs.

Games and Economic Behavior facilitates cross-fertilization between theories and applications of game theoretic reasoning. It consistently attracts the excellent quality and most creative papers in interdisciplinary studies within the social, biological, and mathematical sciences. Many readers recognize it as the leading journal in game theory.

The four papers (and five doctoral program alumni) that appeared in the September 2008 edition of Games and Economic Behavior are:

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Ioana Chioveanu, University College London Research Fellow, “Advertising Brand Loyalty and Pricing

Ioana Chioveanu received her PhD in Economics from the IDEA program at the UAB in 2004. Her thesis, supervised by Xavier Vives, was titled “Strategic Pricing in Oligopoly Markets”. She is currently a research fellow in the Department of Economics and ELSE at University College London, and was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Alicante (2004-2007). Her research interests are Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, and Applied Microeconomics.

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University of Padua assistant professor Antonio Nicolò, "Strategic Divide and Choose" (with Yan Yu)

Antonio Nicolò is assistant professor in the Department of Economics at University of Padua. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the UAB IDEA program in 2000, with a thesis on “Social Compromise and Collective Choice. Incentive-Compatible, Efficient and Fair Procedures” advised by GSE Affiliated Professor Salvador Barberà. In addition to his publication in Games and Economic Behavior, he has published in Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Theory, and Review of Economic Design.

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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid assistant professor Raúl López Pérez"Aversion to Norm-Breaking: A Model"

Raúl López Pérez is assistant professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He received his PhD in Economics in 2005 at the UAB. From December 2005 to July 2006, he was a postdoc researcher at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (IERE), Zürich, and since then has been professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His primary research interests are Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, Experimental Economics, and Political Economy, and he has publications in Journal of Socio-Economics and Games and Rationality and Behavior.

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Joana Pais, assistant professor in the School of Economics and Management at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

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Ágnes Pintér, Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

School Choice and Information: An Experimental Study on Matching Mechanisms

Joana Pais is assistant professor in the School of Economics and Management at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. She received her PhD in Economics from the IDEA program in 2005 after defending her dissertation “Incentives in Random Matching Markets”, advised by GSE Affiliated Professor Jordi Massó. Prof. Pais holds a master in economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2001). Her primary fields of research are Microeconomics, Game Theory, Matching Theory, Networks and she has published in Games and Economic Behavior and Economic Theory.

Ágnes Pintér is Visiting Professor at the Economics Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She received her doctorate from the IDEA program of the UAB in 2006, successfully defending her dissertation: Three Essays on Experimental Economics” advised by GSE Affilaited Professor Jordi Brandts. Her research interests are Microeconomics, in particular Experimental Economics, Game Theory and Mechanism Design, Matching Theory, and IO.

 

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