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Social and Economic Networks (course material)

I am an Associate Professor in the Economics Department I of the University of the Basque Country and member of the Bilbao Research in Decisions, Games, and Economics (BRiDGE) group in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. I am also affiliated with CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. I hold a Ph.D. from the Economics Department of the University of Alicante.

I am a social scientist. My main research interests are social norms, social preferences, and social networks, and their dynamics. My research is both theoretical and empirical. I often use experiments, real-life data, theoretical models, and occasionally computer simulations.

The topics of my research lie on the border of various behavioral disciplines such as economics, psychology, biology, and sociology. This determines the methodologies I use in my research: (behavioral and evolutionary) game theory, agent-based modeling, and experimental economics. Currently, I extensively work on social networks, the effect of external shocks on social organization, and several projects associating human behavior to biological characteristics.

To see more, click on the research link above.

Currently, I supervise two Ph.D. students:
  • Bernardo García-Pola (experimental and behavioral economics).
  • Sofía Ruiz Palazuelos (labour markets and social networks).