Jose Apesteguia

ICREA Research Professor
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Department of Economics and Business
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona, Spain

Phone: 00 34 93 542 2521
Fax: 00 34 93 542 1746
Skype: jose_apesteguia




Working Papers

“The Rationalizability of Survey Responses” (with Miguel A. Ballester). [June 2023]

“A Measure of Behavioral Heterogeneity” (with Miguel A. Ballester). [September 2023]

“Testable Implications of Parametric Assumptions in Ordered Random Utility Models” (with Miguel A. Ballester). [September 2023]

“Random Discounted Expected Utility” (with Miguel A. Ballester and Angelo Gutierrez), r&r Review of Economics and Statistics. [October 2023]


“Stochastic Representative Agent” (with Miguel A. Ballester). [September 2016]



Selected Publications

“Random Utility Models with Ordered Types and Domains” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Journal of Economic Theory, 211:105674.    Online Appendix.    Codes & Dataset.

“A Behavioral Model of Adaptation” (with Miguel A. Ballester and Tugce Cuhadaroglu), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 207:146-156.

“Separating Predicted Randomness from Residual Behavior” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Journal of the European Economic Association, 19(2):1041-1076, 2021.    Codes & Dataset.

“Copy Trading” (with Jörg Oechssler and Simon Weidenholzer), Management Science, 66(12):5608-5622, 2020.    Online Appendix.

“Monotone Stochastic Choice Models: The Case of Risk and Time Preferences” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Journal of Political Economy, 126(1):74-106, 2018.    Poster.    Codes (Matlab & Stata).

“Single-Crossing Random Utility Models” (with Miguel A. Ballester and Jay Lu), Econometrica, 85(2):661-674, 2017.

“A Measure of Rationality and Welfare” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Journal of Political Economy, 123(6):1278-1310, 2015.    Online Appendix.    Codes & Dataset.

“A Foundation for Strategic Agenda Voting” (with Miguel A. Ballester and Yusufcan Masatlioglu), Games and Economic Behavior, 87:91-99, 2014.

“Your Morals Depend on Language” (with Albert Costa, Alice Foucart, Sayuri Hayakawa, Melina Aparici, Joy Heafner, and Boaz Keysar), PLoS ONE, 9(4):e94842, 2014.

“Piensa Twice: On the Foreign Language Effect in Decision Making” (with Albert Costa, Alice Foucart, Inbal Arnon, and Melina Aparici), Cognition, 130:236-254, 2014.

“Promoting Rule Compliance in Daily Life: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in the Public Libraries of Barcelona” (with Patricia Funk and Nagore Iriberri), European Economic Review, 64:266-284, 2013.

“Choice by Sequential Procedures” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Games and Economic Behavior, 77:90-99, 2013.

“Welfare of Naive and Sophisticated Players in School Choice” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Economics Letters, 115(2):172-174, 2012.

“The Impact of Gender Composition on Team Performance and Decision-Making: Evidence from the Field” (with Ghazala Azmat and Nagore Iriberri), Management Science, 58(1):78-9, 2012.

“On the Justice of Decision Rules” (with Miguel A. Ballester and Rosa Ferrer), Review of Economic Studies, 78:1-16, 2011.

“Imitation and the Evolution of Walrasian Behavior: Theoretically Fragile but Behaviorally Robust” (with Steffen Huck, Jörg Oechssler and Simon Weidenholzer), Journal of Economic Theory, 145(5):1603-1617, 2010.

“The Computational Complexity of Rationalizing Behavior” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Journal of Mathematical Economics, 46(3):356-363, 2010.

“Psychological Pressure in Competitive Environments: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment” (with Ignacio Palacios-Huerta), American Economic Review, 100(5):2548-2564, 2010.

“A Theory of Reference-Dependent Behavior” (with Miguel A. Ballester), Economic Theory, 40:427-455, 2009.

“Imitation: Theory and Experimental Evidence” (with Steffen Huck and Jörg Oechssler), Journal of Economic Theory, 136:217-235, 2007.

“Blowing the Whistle” (with Martin Dufwenberg and Reinhard Selten), Economic Theory, 31:143-166, 2007.

“Does Information Matter in the Commons? Experimental Evidence,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 60:55-69, 2006.

“Experimentally Observed Imitation and Cooperation in Price Competition on the Circle” (with Reinhard Selten), Games and Economic Behavior, 51:171-192, 2005.




Bounded Rationality in Choice, PhD in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Topics in Microeconomics (Behavioral Decision Theory), BSc in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Bojos per l'economia!, CREi-Fundacio Catalunya La Pedrera.