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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

False Narratives and Political Mobilization  (joint with Kfir Eliaz and Simone Galperti)

On the Behavioral Consequences of Reverse Causality

Selected Recent Publications

Capability Building in Sluggish Organizations (Management Science, forthcoming)  (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

   Fitness video (for an earlier version having a different title)

Modeling Players with Random “Data Access” (JET, 2021)

Cheating with Models (AERI, 2021)  (joint with Kfir Eliaz and Yair Weiss)

Strategic Interpretations (JET, 2021) (joint with Kfir Eliaz and Heidi Thysen)

A Model of Competing Narratives (AER, 2020)  (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

      Corrected proof of Claim 2

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)

"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)