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Ran Spiegler

School of Economics

Tel Aviv University


Department of Economics

University College London




Other Writings



Book: Bounded Rationality and Industrial Organization (OUP 2011)




This book synthesizes a recent theoretical literature that analyzes market models in which profit-maximizing firms interact with consumers whose behavior departs from the standard rational-choice model. The book is meant to serve as a textbook for graduate courses in microeconomic theory, industrial organization or behavioral economics.

Recent Working Papers

Bayesian Networks and Boundedly Rational Expectations

Bayesian Networks and Missing-Data Imputation

Choice Complexity and Market Competition

Search Design and Broad Matching (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

Managing Intrinsic Motivation in a Long-Run Relationship (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

Buridanic Competition (joint with Beniamin Bachi)

Beyond "Ellison's Matrix": New Directions in Behavioral Industrial Organization (joint with Kfir Eliaz)


Selected Recent Publications

On the Equilibrium Effects of Nudging (Journal of Legal Studies, forthcoming) 

X-Games (joint with Kfir Eliaz, forthcoming in GEB)

Competitive Framing (AEJ Micro 2014)

Reference Dependence and Labor-Market Fluctuations (NBER Macroeconomics Annual (2013)) (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

Placebo Reforms (AER 2013)

Price Competition under Limited Comparability (QJE 2012) (joint with Michele Piccione)