Welcome to my personal homepage. I am an associate professor of economics (with tenure) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. I received my Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an undergraduate degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt, equivalent to M.A. in economics) in 2006 from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
I am an applied microeconomic theorist. One main area of my research is the intersection of political economy and the study of digital social networks and their impact on learning and democratic decision making, in particular in the presence of disinformation. The other focus area of my research is the (political) economy of climate change and public good provision under uncertainty. My secondary research fields are personnel economics, industrial organization, and the theory of contests and tournaments.
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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Calle de Madrid 126, 28903 Getafe, Spain
E-Mail: pdenter [at] eco.uc3m.es
News & Updates:
September 14, 2023: I was selected as a recipient of a Ramon y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish National Science Foundation (Agencia Estatal De Investigación).
July 19, 2023: Together with my colleague Martin Dumav, I have received a grant from the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation to study the interrelation of Climate Change, Public Good Provision, and Learning Dynamics in Social Networks.
June 26, 2023: Today I visited TU Dortmund to present my work on Troll Frams and Voter Disinformation (with Boris Ginzburg).
June 15, 2023: I was invited to attend the inaugural Benelux Political Economy Conference, hosted by the University of Luxembourg. Here is the program.
June 3, 2023: I presented my paper "Information Sharing with Social Image Concerns" at the UC3M Micro Retreat.
March 2, 2023: I presented my paper "Motivated Reasoning and the Political Economy of Ignoring Climate Change" at the 2023 Microeconomics Workshop hosted by Leuphana University Lüneburg.
July 12, 2022: I presented my paper "Flooding the Zone? Troll Farms and Voter Disinformation" at Bielefeld University.
June 21, 2022: I presented my paper "Flooding the Zone? Troll Farms and Voter Disinformation" in the Online Seminar Series at Lancaster University.
April 12, 2022: I joined the editorial board of the about to be launched open access journal Frontiers in Behavioral Economics.
October 8, 2021: I was invited to presented my new paper "Information Sharing With Status Concerns (w Dana Sisak) at the "Political Economy – Theory Meets Empirics" workshop, hosted by King's College London and University of Bremen. Here is the program.
September 26, 2021: I just presented my new paper "Information Sharing With Status Concerns (w Dana Sisak) at the Madrid Political Economy Workshop hosted by CUNEF. Here is the program.
April 6, 2021: My paper "Valence, Complementarities, and Political Polarization" was accepted for publication by Games and Economic Behavior.
March 5, 2021: I just had the pleasure to present my paper "Social Learning with Correlation Neglect" at the Virtual Microeconomics Workshop hosted by Leuphana University Lüneburg.