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). [May 2023]

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

“Choice-Based Foundations of Ordered Logit” (with Miguel A. Ballester). [November 2022]

“Random Discounted Expected Utility” (with Miguel A. Ballester and Angelo Gutierrez), r&r Review of Economics and Statistics. [August 2022]


“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., forthcoming.    Online Appendix.    Codes & Dataset.

“A Behavioral Model of Adaptation” (with Miguel A. Ballester and Tugce Cuhadaroglu), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming.

“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.