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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

Incentive-Compatible Advertising on a Social Network  (joint with Kfir Eliaz)

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Behavioral Economics and the Atheoretical Style

Can Agents with Causal Misperceptions be Systematically Fooled?  

Buridanic Competition (joint with Beniamin Bachi)


Selected Recent Publications

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

Bayesian Networks and Boundedly Rational Expectation (QJE, 2016)

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

Choice Complexity and Market Competition (Annual Review of Economics 2016)

On the Equilibrium Effects of Nudging (Journal of Legal Studies, 2015) 

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)