Hi, and thank-you for visiting my personal page. My name is Alessandro Ispano and I am an assistant professor at Université de Cergy-Pontoise

My main research interests are information economics and behavioral economics

Contact details
THEMA - Université de Cergy-Pontoise
33 boulevard du Port
95011 Cergy-Pontoise
France




Publications
Persuasion and receiver's news (Economics Letters, 2016)
A note on the equilibria of the unbounded traveler's dilemma (Mathematical Social Sciences, 2015)   


Work in progress
Vague messages in an experimental disclosure game, with Marvin Deversi and Peter Schwardmann
In many market settings, information asymmetries can be reduced by informed parties voluntarily disclosing their private information. However, information transmission is hampered if informed parties disclose information in a misleading way. We study senders' use of vague messages and receivers' interpretation of said messages in a theory-guided experimental disclosure game. We observe that many receivers interpret both non-disclosure and vague messages naively and that senders choose their messages so as to exploit receivers' naivete. In line with the theory, we find that restricting senders to the use of precise messages improves overall receivers' welfare but harms rational ones. 

Teaching