ICREA Academia
David Pérez Castrillo

David Pérez Castrillo

ICREA Academia 2008, 2014 & 2019

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona · Social & Behavioural Sciences

David Pérez Castrillo

David Pérez-Castrillo earned a PhD in economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, in 1991. He had previously graduated in Mathematics from the University of the Bask Country in Bilbao. He is currently Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Barcelona GSE. He is also MOVE, CODE and CESIfo Research Affiliate. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Economics Letters, Journal of Public Economic Theory, and the Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. He has been awarded the Distinció per a la Promoció de la Recerca Universitària for Young Researchers, ICREA Academia chairs, the Prize Haralambos Simeonidis, and the Arrow Price of the BE Journal. His research on game theory and applied microeconomics has been published, among others, in American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, and Management Science.

Research interests

David Pérez-Castrillo’s research interests include Economics of Innovation, theoretical and applied Game Theory, and Contract Theory. He is particularly interested in research that lies in the intersection between fields. For example, he uses matching market models to analyze the collaboration between academic researchers and firms, or the optimal incentive contracts in general equilibrium environments. More recently, he also builds new datasets to study from both empirical and theoretical points of view the research process and the dynamics of start-ups.


Economics of Innovation, Mechanism Design, Contract Theory, Game Theory, Industrial Economics