I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (Munich). Prior to that, I was a graduate student at the Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), where I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics in 2017.

I am an applied theorist with interests in contests, political economy and bounded rationality. I recently started working on empirical and experimental economics.

I am doing a small job search in the academic job market 2022/23 and am available for interviews at your convenience. I will present my research at the SAEe (Valencia), EWMES (Berlin), and ASSA (New Orleans).


"Biasing Dynamic Contests Between Ex-Ante Symmetric Players", w/ Stefano Barbieri

2022, Games and Economic Behavior, 136, 1-30. [WP]

"Disclosure Policies in All-Pay Auctions with Bid Caps", w/ Bo Chen

2022, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming. [WP]

"An Empirical Analysis of Insistent Bargaining", w/ Jonas Send

2022, Journal of Economic Psychology, 90, 102516. [WP]

"Level-k Models and Overspending in Contests", w/ Malin Arve

2022, Games, 13(3), 45. [WP]

"Harnessing Beliefs to Optimally Disclose Contestants' Types"

2021, Economic Theory, 1-30. [WP]

"Winner’s Effort Maximization in Large Contests", w/ Stefano Barbieri

2021, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 96, 102512. [WP]

"The Value of Information on Deadlines; Successful Opaque Management"

2021, International Journal of Game Theory, 50, 377–397. [WP]

"Complete Information Pivotal-Voter Model with Asymmetric Group Size and Asymmetric Benefits", w/ Christos Mavridis

2021, European Journal of Political Economy, 69. [WP]

"Properties of Contests: Constructing Contest Success Functions from Best-responses", w/ Luis Corchón

2021, Journal of Dynamics & Games, 9(2), 151-163. [WP]

"A Game-Free Microfoundation of Mutual Optimism"

2019, Games, 10(4), 37.

"Complete Information Pivotal-Voter Model with Asymmetric Group Size", w/ Christos Mavridis

2018, Public Choice, 177, 53–66. [WP]

"Sequential Contests Revisited"

2017, Public Choice, 173, 131-144. [WP]

"Quality Contests"

2017, European Journal of Political Economy, 46, 15-25. [WP]

Working Papers:

"All-in Fighting", w/ Stefano Barbieri (Job Market Paper)

"Winners' Efforts in Team Contests", w/ Stefano Barbieri

2nd R&R, Games and Economic Behavior

"Fair Representation in Primaries: Heterogeneity and the New Hampshire Effect", w/ Stefano Barbieri

"A Belief-based Theory for Private Information Games", w/ Miguel Costa-Gomes and Jiawen Li

(new version coming soon)

"Sorting Contests and Contestants", w/ Stefano Barbieri

R&R, Social Choice and Welfare

Selected Works in Progress:

“Type Projection and Public Good Provision”, w/ Stefano Barbieri

“Decomposability of Random Variables”, w/ Christian Ewerhart

Chapters in Handbooks

"Contests Theory: a Survey", w/ Luis Corchón

2018, Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization, Edward Elgar. [WP]