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Full Professor
Department of Decision Sciences

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Courses a.y. 2017/2018


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Born on June 18th, 1961. Degree in Economic and Social Sciences, Bocconi University. Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics. PhD in Economics, Bocconi University.

Academic CV

Full Professor of Microeconomics and Game Theory, and Dean of the PhD School. Director of the PhD in Economics until 2010. He has taught at the Politecnico di Milano, the University of Princeton and the European University Institute. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a founding member of the Game Theory Society. He is Associate Editor of Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Game Theory, Texts in Logic and Games.

Research areas

Microeconomic theory, game theory and decision theory.

Selected publications

  • "Mixed Extensions of Decision Problems under Uncertainty" (with S. Cerreia Vioglio, F. Maccheroni, M. Marinacci) in Economic Theory, 2017, 63, pp. 827-866;
  • "A Note on Comparative Ambiguity Aversion and Justifiability" (with S. Cerreia Vioglio, F. Maccheroni, and M. Marinacci) in Econometrica, 2016, 84, pp. 1903-1916;
  • "Incomplete Information Models of Guilt Aversion in the Trust Game" (with G. Attanasi and E. Manzoni) in Management Science, 2016, 62, pp. 648-667;
  • "Self-Confirming Equilibrium and Model Uncertainty" (con S. Cerreia Vioglio, F. Maccheroni e M. Marinacci) in American Economic Review, 2015, 105, pp. 646-677;
  • "Strategies and Interactive Beliefs in Dynamic Games" (with A. Di Tillio and D. Samet) in Advances in Economics and Econometrics, 2013, pp. 391-422; 
  • "Deception: The Role of Guilt" (with M. Dufwenberg and G. Charness) in Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, 2013, 93, pp. 227-232;
  • "Forward Induction Reasoning Revisited" (with A. Friedenberg) in Theoretical Economics, 2012, 7, pp. 57-98;
  • "Interactive Epistemology and Solution Concepts for Games with Asymmetric Information" (with A. Di Tillio, E. Grillo and A. Penta) in The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Advances), 2011, 11, Issue 1, Article 6;
  • "Dynamic Psychological Games" (with M. Dufwenberg) in Journal of Economic Theory, 2009, 144, pp. 1-35;
  • "Costly Contracting in a Long-Term Relationship" (with G. Maggi) in RAND Journal of Economics, 2008, 39, pp. 352-377;
  • "Guilt in Games" (with M. Dufwenberg) in American Economic Review (P&P), 97, 2007, pp. 170-176;  
  • "Rationalizable Bidding in First Price Auctions" (with M. Siniscalchi), in Games and Economic Behavior, 45, 2003, pp. 38-72;
  • "Rationalization and Incomplete Information" (with M. Siniscalchi), in Advances in Theoretical Economics, 3 (1), 2003, Article 3; 
  • "Strong Belief and Forward Introduction Reasoning" (with M. Siniscalchi), in Journal of Economic Theory, 106, 2002, pp. 356-391;
  • "Rigidity, Discretion and the Cost of Writing Contracts" (with G. Maggi), in American Economic Review, 92, 2002, pp. 798-817;  
  • "Hierarchies of Conditional Beliefs and Interactive Epistemology in Dynamic Games" (with M. Siniscalchi), in Journal of Economic Theory, 88, 1999, pp. 188-230;
  • "Dynamic Consistency and Imperfect Recall", in Games and Economic Behavior, 20, 1997, pp. 31-50; 
  • "On Rationalizability in Extensive Games", in Journal of Economic Theory, 74, 1997, pp. 40-61;
  • "On 'Reputation' Refinements with Heterogeneous Beliefs" (with J. Watson), in Econometrica, 65, 1997, pp. 369-374;
  • "The Logic of Belief Persistence", in Economics and Philosophy, 13, 1997, pp. 39-59;
  • "Strategic Independence and Perfect Bayesian Equilibria", in Journal of Economic Theory, 70, 1996, pp. 201-234;
  • "A Note on Stochastic Independence without Savage-Null Events" (with P. Veronesi), in Journal of Economic Theory, 70, 1996, pp. 235-248; 
  • "Strategic Rationality Orderings and the Best Rationalization Principle", in Games and Economic Behavior, 13, 1996, pp. 178-200.