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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 theoretical literature that analyzes market models in which profit-maximizing firms interact with less than fully rational consumers. It can serve as a textbook for graduate courses in microeconomic theory, industrial organization or behavioral economics.

Recent Working Papers

Cheating with (Recursive) Models (joint with Kfir Eliaz and Yair Weiss)

Strategic Interpretations (joint with Kfir Eliaz and Heidi Thysen)

Follow-up note: Persuasion with Endogenous Misspecified Beliefs

Modeling Players with Random “Data Access”

On Incentive-Compatible Estimators (joint with Kfir Eliaz)


Selected Recent Publications

A Model of Competing Narratives (AER, forthcoming)  (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

Incentive-Compatible Advertising on Non-Retail Platforms (RJE, 2020)   (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

    Paper Trailer (for an earlier version having a different title)

Behavioral Implications of Causal Misperceptions (Annual Review of Economics, 2020)

The Model Selection Curse (AERI, 2019) (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

Can Agents with Causal Misperceptions be Systematically Fooled? (JEEA, 2020)   

Behavioral Economics and the Atheoretical Style (AEJ Micro, 2019)

"Data Monkeys": A Procedural Model of Extrapolation from Partial Statistics (Restud, 2017)

Bayesian Networks and Boundedly Rational Expectation (QJE, 2016)

Search Design and Broad Matching (AER, 2016)  (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

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

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

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