about me (cv)

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario. My research interests are: revealed preference analysis, behavioral consumer theory, stochastic choice, experimental economics, demand estimation, and applied econometrics. 
Contact: vaguiar (at) uwo (dot) ca
or vhaguiar@gmail.com

New!
Stochastic Revealed Preferences with Measurement Error: Testing for Exponential Discounting in Survey Data"
Victor H. Aguiar, (joint with Nail Kashaev)  mimeo, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario.
revised: October, 2017. (New!) 

Victor H. Aguiar

Vitae

 

Professional Appointments:

Assistant Professor University of Western Ontario,  July 2016 - present

 

Graduate Studies:

Brown University, August 2012 to May 2016

 

Ph.D. in Economics

Thesis Title: “Bounded Rationality Consumer Theory and Revealed Preferences” (Advisors: Roberto Serrano and Susanne Schennach).

 

 

Pre-doctoral Studies:

Master in Development Economics, Latin America University of Social Sciences (FLACSO Ecuador), 2010-2012

Master in Public Administration and International Trade, Université Pierre Mendès France (Grenoble, France –Master 2), 2010-2011

Bachelor in Sciences, Economics, Catholic University of Ecuador, Valedictorian, 2004-2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Fields:

 

Primary fields: Microeconomic Theory, revealed preference analysis, behavioral consumer theory, stochastic choice, experimental economics, demand estimation, and applied econometrics. 

 


 

Teaching Experience:

 

Fall 2016

Microeconomics I for First Year Ph.D. Students University of Western Ontario (instructor).

 

Fall 2014

Mathematics for First Year Ph.D. Students, Economics Department, Brown University, Teaching Assistant for Professor Mark Dean.

 

Spring 2014

Behavioral Economics (undergraduate), Economics Department, Brown University, Teaching Assistant for Professor Mark Dean.

 

Fall 2013

Financial Institutions (undergraduate), Economics Department, Brown University, Teaching Assistant for Professor David Wyss.

 

 

 

Research Experience and Other Employment:

 

Spring 2015

Brown University, Research Assistant for Professor Geoffroy de Clippel

 

 

 

 

Summer 2015

World Bank, Temporary Consultant

 

 

 


Professional Activities:

Referee for: Econometrica, American Economics Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Letters, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, Economic Theory Bulletin, Mathematical Social Sciences, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Housing Economics. 

Seminars: University of Monteral, University of Toronto.

 

Invited Conferences: Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET) 2015 Cambridge UK. Heterogeneity in Demand and Supply (Boston College) 2017.

 

Contributed Conferences: World Congress Econometric Society (Montreal 2015), Graduate Student Economic Conference University of Washington St. Louis. 

Mentoring (undergraduate): Rachel Cheng (Priming effects on choice).

 

 

 


Grants, Honors, Scholarships, and Fellowships:

 

Winter 2017

Faculty of Social Science Internal Research Grant Competition 2016. (CAD 9994).

 

Fall 2015

Merit Dissertation Fellowship, Economics Department, Brown University. George Borts Dissertation Prize.

 

Summer 2015

Best Third Year Paper Prize, Economics Department, Brown University

 

Spring 2015

Research fellowship, Economics Department, Brown University working under Geoffroy de Clippel

 

Fall 2013

Honors in Field Examinations Bounded Rational Consumer Theory and Non-Parametric Econometrics.

 

2012-2014

Graduate School fellowship, Economics Department, Brown University

Languages:

English (Fluent), Spanish (Native), French (Proficient)

 

 

Research Papers:

 

Published Papers:

 “Satisficing and Stochastic Choice” (with Maria Jose Boccardi and Mark Dean) (Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 166, November 2016, Pages 445–482)

Slutsky Matrix Norms: The Size, Classification, and Comparative Statics of Bounded Rationality” (with Roberto Serrano) (Journal of Economic Theory, Forthcoming)

““Random Categorization and Bounded Rationality" (Economics Letters, Forthcoming)

 

 

Working Papers:

 

 “Estimating High Dimensional Demand under Bounded Rationality: The ESMAX Demand System” (with Nickolai Riabov).

  “A Non-Parametric Approach to Testing the Axioms of the Shapley Value with Limited Data" (Revise and Resubmit GEB) (joint with Roland Pongou and Jean Baptiste Tondji)

“Stochastic Choice and Fuzzy Attention”

Stochastic Revealed Preferences with Measurement Error: Testing for Exponential Discounting in Survey Data”  

(with Nail Kashaev)

 





 

 

 

Personal Information: Birthdate: February 20th, 1985. Citizenship: Ecuador.  Married.