Rosemarie Nagel

Rosemarie Nagel

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Rosemarie Nagel received her Ph.D. in economics in 1994 from the University of Bonn with Reinhard Selten as her advisor. In 1994-1995 she was a postdoc 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 primary research is in experimental and behavioral economics, especially in macroeconomic experiments and in neuroeconomics. She has published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Nature Human Behavior, Financial Times, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, etc.

Research interests

I work in experimental economics, focusing on simplified economic situations of risk, coordination, and competition. I develop descriptive models introducing knowledge from psychology and neurosciences related to the theory of mind. I link behavioral data with brain activity gained through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or eye-tracking data co-working with cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, biologists, and psychologists. Furthermore, with experimental economists and macro theorists, and recently also, separately, with computational economists, I organize summer schools, workshops, and research using experimental tools to tackle macro and computational questions. In the next years, I am planning to “leave the lab” with my work on “De-Anchoring Beliefs” through interactions with philosophy and political science collaborations, also using fieldwork.

Selected publications

– Pedersini R, Nagel R & LeMenestrel M 2019, “The Power of Requests in a Re-distribution Game: An Experimental Study” Games, 10, 27. (special issue of on social norms and games)

– Attanasi G, Battigalli P, Manzoni E & Nagel R 2019, “Belief-dependent preferences and reputation: Experimental analysis of a repeated trust game’, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 167, 341-360. (special issue on Psychological Game theory)

Selected research activities

Organization of  Workshop on Computational and Experimental Economics (within Summerforum BGSE) with Jasmina Arifovic (SFU), John Ledyard (Caltech), and Deli Gatti Domenico (Uni. Catholica, Milan).

Organization of  BESLAB International Conference on Theoretical and Experimental Macroeconomics in Bank of Canada with John Duffy (Uni Irvine C), Frank Heinemann (TU Berlin), Luba Peterson (SFU), Shyam Sunder (Yale), and Janet Jiang (Bank of Canada).

Speaker in a workshop on Complexity: On the Way to Mathematical Foundations of Organization Science in Max Planck Institute (MPI) Mathematics in the Natural Sciences.

European Central Bank (ECB): Invited Speaker macroeconomics seminar: Bounded Rationality in Keynesian Beauty Contests: A Lesson for Central Bankers?

Lecture in NYU-Shanghai Neuro Economics Summer School (organizers: Daw, Glimcher, Kable, Plassmann, and Tymula).​