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Welcome to the Economic Theory Group at the University of St Andrews

The Economic Theory Group brings together researchers from around the University of St Andrews. Our research interests comprise all areas of theoretical and experimental economics, including decision theory, game theory, behavioral economics, information economics, contract theory, political economy, and the economics of law.

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Seminars and Events

Email us (Andy Zapechelnyuk) to find out how to join our seminars


Tue 26/10, 11.15-12.30 School Seminar Roland Strausz (Humboldt University of Berlin)


Wed 15/09, 12.00-13.00 Brown Bag Andy Zapechelnyuk (University of St Andrews)
“A model of debates: Moderation vs free speech” (joint with Tymofiy Mylovanov)
Tue 14/09, 11.15-12.30 School Seminar Andrew Ellis (LSE)
“Subjective Causality in Choice” (joint with Heidi Thyse)
Fri 10/09, 10.00-11.00 Micro Group Margherita Negri (University of St Andrews)
“Not welcome anymore: The effect of electoral incentives on the reception of refugees”
(joint with Matteo Gamalerio)


Recent Publications and Working Papers

Tymofiy Mylovanov, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “A model of debates: Moderation vs free speech,” working paper.

Emir Kamenica, Kyungmin Kim, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Bayesian persuasion and information design: Perspectives and open issues,Economic Theory, forthcoming.

Theodoros Diasakos, Georgios Gerasimou. “Preference conditions for invertible demand functions”, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.

Anton Kolotilin, Tymofiy Mylovanov, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Censorship as optimal persuasion,” Theoretical Economics, forthcoming.

Karl Schlag, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Robust sequential search,” Theoretical Economics, forthcoming.

Min Zhang. “Non-monotone social learning,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2021), 185, pp. 565–579.

Georgios Gerasimou. “Simple preference intensity comparisons,” Journal of Economic Theory (2021), 192, 105199.

Miguel Costa-Gomes, Carlos Cueva, Georgios Gerasimou, Matúš Tejiščák. “Choice, deferral and consistency,” University of St Andrews Discussion Paper 1416.

Matteo Gamalerio, Massimo Morelli, Margherita Negri. “The Political Economy of Open Borders: Theory and Evidence on the role of Electoral Rules,” BAFFI CAREFIN Centre Research Paper No. 2021-157.

Hisayuki Yoshimoto, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Are there “Ratatouille” restaurants? On anticorrelation of food quality and hygiene,” SSRN Working Paper No. 3508023.

Karl Schlag, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Compromise, don’t optimize: Generalizing perfect Bayesian equilibrium to games with ambiguity,” ArXiv Working Paper No. 2003.02539

Georgios Gerasimou. “The decision-conflict logit”, ArXiv Working Paper No. 2008.04229.

Miguel Costa-Gomes, Georgios Gerasimou. “Status quo bias and the decoy effect: a comparative analysis in choice under risk,” ArXiv Working Paper No 2006.14868.

Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Optimal quality certification,” American Economic Review: Insights (2020), 2, pp. 161–176.

Ro’i Zultan, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Job search costs and incentives,” Economic Theory Bulletin (2020), 8, pp. 181–202.

Matteo Gamalerio, Margherita Negri. “Not welcome anymore: The effect of electoral incentives on the reception of refugees,” CESifo Working Paper No. 7212.

Massimo Morelli, Margherita Negri. “Redistributing income under proportional representation: a correction,” Journal of Political Economy (2019), 127, pp. 458–462.

Anton Kolotilin, Andriy Zapechelnyuk. “Persuasion meets delegation,” SSRN Working Paper No. 3161811.

Georgios Gerasimou. “Dominance-solvable multicriteria games with incomplete preferences,” Economic Theory Bulletin (2019), 7, pp. 165-171.