ESEI Center for Market Design
Phone: +41 44 634 55 64
Fax: +41 44 634 49 07
Jacob Goeree heads the ESEI center for Market Design at the University of Zurich. He is the President of the Economic Science Association after having served as a Vice President from 2006-2010 and President-Elect from 2011-2013. He is an Editor of Experimental Economics and Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Theory and Games and Economic Behavior. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, CEPR and CESifo, and a former Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He was awarded a prize for best undergraduate thesis (“Location, Location, Location” published in the Journal of Economic Theory) and a prize for most successful alumnus of the Tinbergen Institute. He is the Principal Investigator of an ERC Advanced Investigator grant and of two Swiss National Science Foundation grants, which fund the center.
His research interests include mechanism design, including practical auction and market design, political science, social networks and social learning, bounded rationality, and experimental economics. He has published in top general-interest journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Political Science Review. His work has an important policy component and has influenced the design of major spectrum auctions and markets for greenhouse gas pollution permits in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US.