Personal profile


Current Research Interests

  • Applied game theory
  • Price formation in decentralised markets
  • Consumer theory


  • Undergraduate courses in Edinburgh: Intermediate Microeconomics, Economics of Strategic Behaviour, Uncertainty (2nd year).
  • Graduate courses in Barcelona: Industrial Organisation, Game Theory, Topics Course on Bargaining Theory.
  • Graduate course in Edinburgh (Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics): Advanced Topics in Microeconomics.


Academic Career

  • Professor (Personal Chair in Economic Theory), University of Edinburgh, October 2003 –
  • Reader, University of Edinburgh, June 2000 – September 2003.
  • Associate Professor, Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica, CSIC, Barcelona. September 1995 – May 2000.
  • Assistant Professor, Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica, CSIC, Barcelona. September 1991 – August 1995.
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, March 1991 – August 1991; UC San Diego, July 1998 - August 1998; UC Santa Cruz, August 2010 - July 2011.
  • Research Fellow, CentER, Tilburg, Holland, September 1990 – February 1991.

Journal Refereeing

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Economic Review, Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, Canadian Journal of Economics, Econometrica, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economic Theory, Economics Bulletin, Economics of Governance, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, International Journal of Game Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Investigaciones Económicas, Journal of EconomicBehavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Law Economics and Organization, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Sports Economics, Mathematical Social Sciences, Peace Economics Peace Science and Public Policy, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, Review of Economic Design, Review of Economic Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Theoretical Economics, Theory and Decision.

Other Refereeing

ERC (EU), ESRC (UK), ANEP (Spain), OTKA (Hungary), QNRF (Qatar), RGC (Hong Kong).

Research students

Ph.D Thesis Supervision

  • Fabrice Rousseau, 1996-1999. Graduated (cum laude) in the International Doctorate in Economic Analysis, Barcelona. First job: Maynooth College.
  • Paolo Balduzzi (co-supervisor) 2002-2005. Successful Viva in November 2005. First job: Milan Bicocca.
  • Fang Yi (second supervisor) 2003-2004, (principal supervisor) 2004-2007. Successful Viva in March 2007. First job: returned to China
  • Duncan Whitehead (second supervisor) 2003-2008. Successful Viva in November 2008. First job: Scottish Executive
  • Bruce Teubes (principal supervisor) 2005-2009. Successful Viva (MPhil) in March 2009. First job: Scottish Executive.
  • Alla Doubrovina (second supervisor), 2006-2009. Successful Viva in November 2009. First job: Boston Consulting Group.
  • Sascha Mohr (second supervisor), 2006-2011. Successful Viva in November 2011.
  • Feng Ruan (principal supervisor), 2008-2011. Successful Viva in November 2011. First job: Postdoc at Guosen Securities.
  • James Best (second supervisor), 2009-
  • Man Si (principal supervisor), 2010(Jan)-
  • Kimon Doulis (second supervisor), 2010-
  • Sareh Vosooghi (principal supervisor), 2011-12, (second supervisor) 2013-
  • Ibrahim Inal (principal supervisor), 2013(Jan)-

Administrative Roles

  • Research Director of the School of Economics August 2013-
  • Member of the School of Economics Ethics Committee September 2012-
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) July 2012-
  • Coordinator of SIRE's Behaviour, Incentives and Contracts Programme July 2012-
  • Member of the School of Economics Staff Committee January 2012-
  • REF2014 UoA Coordinator 2011-
  • Member of the School of Economics Research Committee 2011-2013.
  • Member of the School of Economics Management Committee 2009-10, 2011-.
  • Member of the HSS College Promotions Committee 2010, 2012.
  • School Academic Misconduct Officer 2009-10.
  • Head of Department, 2008-2009.
  • Chairman of Examiners, Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics 2007-2008.
  • Acting Research Director of the Management School and Economics, March-July 2004.
  • Prepared the RAE2001 submission of Unit 38 (Economics and Econometrics) of the UoE.
  • Prepared the RAE2008 submission of Unit 34 (Economics and Econometrics) of the UoE.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Doctorate in Economic Analysis of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1995-1997).

Research Groups

  • “Exploratory Workshops in Bargaining Theory” (participant), research network financed by the European Science Foundation, 1999-2001. (Coordinator: Clara Ponsati)
  • “Games and Markets” (Coordinator of the Barcelona group), Human Capital and Mobility research network financed by the EU, 1995-1998. (Coordinator: Helmut Bester.)
  • “Advances in the applied microeconomics of markets and organisations: dynamic competition, strategic interaction and regulation” (participant), research project financed by the Interministerial Commission on Science and Technology (CICYT) of Spain, 1994-1999. (Principal researcher: Xavier Vives.)
  • “Dynamic economies and income distribution” (participant), research project financed by the Interministerial Commission on Science and Technology (CICYT) of Spain, 1991-1994. (Principal researcher: Joan Mª Esteban.)
  • Jean Monnet Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, the European University Institute in Florence (Awarded in 1990, but did not take it up).
  • Graduate Student Fellow, Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, 1989-1990.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Business Administration, Stanford University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1990

Master of Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics, Stanford University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1989

Bachelor of Engineering, Technical University of Budapest

Award Date: 1 Jan 1986


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