Rosemarie Nagel

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Rosemarie Nagel received her PhD in economics in 1994 from the University of Bonn with Reinhard Selten as her advisor. In 1994-1995 she was post doc with Al Roth, University Pittsburgh. Since 1995 she has been working in the Department of Economics and Business in Universitat Pompeu Fabra; in 2006 she was promoted to full professor and in 2007 she joined ICREA as a research professor. Her main research is in experimental and behavioral economics, especially in macro economic experiments and in neuro economics. She has published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Financial Times, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, etc.

Research interests

I work in the area of experimental economics focusing on simplified economic situations of risk, coordination and competition. I develop descriptive models departing from game theory and decision theory, introducing knowledge from psychology and neurosciences related to theory of mind. I link behavioural data created in experiments with brain activity gained through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or eye-tracking data co-working with cognitive scientists, neuro-scientists, biologists, and psychologists. Furthermore, with other experimental economists and macro theorists I promote the interaction between the two groups with summer schools, workshops, and research using experimental tools to tackle macro questions. Finally, with colleagues from UPF we integrate economic experiments as teaching tools in undergraduate courses to better understand the mathematical models and show the relationship between students' own behavior in economic experiments and theoretical outcomes.

Selected publications

- Nagel RC, Buehren C & Bjöm F 2017, 'Inspired and Inspiring: Hervé Moulin and the discovery of the beauty contest game', Mathematical Social Science, 90, 191 - 207.

- Levine SS, Bernard M & Nagel R 2017, 'Strategic Intelligence: The Cognitive Capability to Anticipate Competitor Behavior', Strategic Management Journal, 38, 12, 2390 - 2423.

Selected research activities

Invited speaker in:

- Cambridge INET Institute: IBSEN Workshop on Large Scale Experiments.

- Workshop on Microfoundations of Expectations in MPI Leizig for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences.

- Amsterdam workshop on Handbook of Computational Economics, Heterogeneous Agent models.

- Contributed session of the 70th European Meeting of the Econometric Society.