Welcome to my website!

I am an assistant professor (
Maître de conférences) at the University of Lyon 2 (Lumière) and GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien).

I have obtained my PhD at the Paris School of Economics in June 2013.
An abstract of my dissertation can be found here.

A detailed CV is available

Professional address

GATE-LSE (Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Etienne)
93, chemin des Mouilles - B.P.167

Telephone: + 33 (0) 4 72 86 60 39
Email: zylbersztejn [at] gmail [dot] com


I investigate decision-making in collective-action problems. Using game theory, behavioral economics and social psychology, I design laboratory experiments to learn (i) what are the behavioral and cognitive underpinnings of individual decisions (exploring such factors as social preferences, bounded rationality, strategic uncertainty), and (ii) how information may help improve the efficiency of interactions.

Peer-reviewed publications

In English:

Jacquemet N., Luchini S., Shogren J.F., Zylbersztejn A., 2016. "Coordination with Communication under Oath", Experimental Economics, accepted. [paper]
Press coverage: Le Monde, La Tribune.

Boulu-Reshef B., Brott S. H., and Zylbersztejn A., 2017. "Does Uncertainty Deter Provision of Public Goods?", Revue Economique, vol. 5, pages 193-206 (Special issue on recent advances in experimental and behavioral economics). [paper]

Hanaki N., Jacquemet N., Luchini S., Zylbersztejn A., 2016. "Fluid Intelligence and Cognitive Reflection in a Strategic Environment: Evidence from Dominance-Solvable Games", Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 8, Article 1188. [paper]

Hanaki N., Jacquemet N., Luchini S., Zylbersztejn A., 2016. "Cognitive ability and the effect of strategic uncertainty", Theory and Decision, vol. 81(1), pages 101-121. [pdf]

Zylbersztejn A., 2015. "Nonverbal Feedback, Strategic Signaling, and Nonmonetary Sanctioning: New Experimental Evidence from a Public Goods Game", in Cary A. Deck , Enrique Fatas , Tanya Rosenblat (ed.), Replication in Experimental Economics (Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 18), pages 153-181. [pdf]
Coverage: a comprehensive review of the volume by Andreas Ortmann.

Jacquemet N., Zylbersztejn A., 2014. "What drives failure to maximize payoffs in the lab? A test of the inequality aversion hypothesis", Review of Economic Design, vol. 18(4), pages 243-264. [pdf]

Jacquemet N., Zylbersztejn A., 2013. "Learning, Words and Actions: Experimental Evidence on Coordination-Improving Information",
The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Contributions), vol. 13(1), pages 215-247. [pdf]

In French:

Loheac Y., Alia H., Bazart C., Ali Bchir M.,  Blondel S., Bonescu M., Bornier A., Brouard J., Chappe N., Cochard F., Flage A., Galeotti F.,  Hollandts X., Hopfensitz A., Jacquemet  N., Le Lec F., Lefebvre M., Leplat M., Mantilla C., Mateu G., Péron G., Peterle E.,  Petit E., Raiber E., Rosaz J., Rozan A., Tisserand J-C., Villeval M-C, Willinger M.,  Zylbersztejn A., Sutan A., 2016. "Mise en place d'une expérience avec le grand public : entre recherche, vulgarisation et pédagogie," Revue Economique (Special issue on recent advances in experimental and behavioral economics), forthcoming. [pdf]

Working papers

Bracht J., Zylbersztejn A. "Moral Judgments, Gender, and Social Preferences: An Experimental Study"
This version: May 2017 (updated version of GATE WP 1630); submitted. [paper]

Theroude V., Zylbersztejn A. "Cooperation in a risky world."
This version: May 2017 (updated version of GATE WP 1704); submitted. [paper]

Jacquemet N., Luchini S., Shogren J.F., Zylbersztejn A. "Commitment with and without money: an experiment."
Draft available upon request.