CV, January 2020

Paola Manzini
Department of Economics
Jubilee Builidng
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SL
tel: +44(0)1334 462436
fax: +44(0)1334 462444

Academic qualifications
1993-97: PhD (1997), Birkbeck College, University of London.Thesis title: "Game theoretic models of wage bargaining".
1991: MSc, LSE, University of London.
1990: Laurea degree in Economics and Business at LUISS University, Rome Italy, 1990.


September 2018 - present: Head of the Departmetn of Economics, University of Sussex.
November 2017 - present: Professor, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.
July 2009 - October 2017: Professor, School of Economics and Finance, University of St. Andrews.
July 2005 " June 2009: Professor, Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London.
October 2002 " July 2005: Reader, Department of Economics, Queen Mary, Univeristy of London.
April 2002 - September 2002: Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London.
1997 - 2002: Lecturer (permanent), Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London.
1996-1997: Lecturer (permanent), Department of Economics, University of Exeter.

2019 - present: Scientific Advisor, Circle Squared.
April 2019: Visiting Professor, ITAM, Mexico City
February 2018: Visiting Professor, ITAM, Mexico City
May-June 2015: Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence
February-June 2011: Visiting Fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin.
January 2002 - July 2010: Academic Assessor, Civil Service Selection Board run by the Cabinet Office.
Visiting Professor, University of Trento, March-June 2007.
Visiting Professor, University of Trento, May-June 2005/2006.
Visiting Professor, Bocconi University, Milan, March-May 2004.
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Economic Analisys, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Feb-April 2001
2000 - present: Research Fellow, IZA.
1997: Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Warwick.
1995-96: Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow
1991-92: Research Fellowship, Centre for Economic Studies, ENI - Ente NazionaleIdrocarburi, Roma


Working papers

  1. "Mixture Choice Data: Revealing Preferences and Cognition", with Valentino Dardanoni, Marco Mariotti Henrik Petri and Christopher J. Tyson (submitted)
  2. "Sequential Approval: A Model of 'Likes', Paper Downloads and Other Forms of Click Behaviour", with Marco Mariotti and Levent Ülkü (revision requested, Econometrica)
  3. "Precision May Harm: The Comparative Statics of Imprecise Judgement", with Sean Horan and Marco Mariotti (revision requested, Journal of Economic Theory)

Published in peer reviewed journals:

  1. "Inferring Cognitive Heterogeneity from Aggregate Choices", with Valentino Dardanoni, Marco Mariotti and Chris Tyson, Econometrica, 88: 1269-1296, 2020.
  2. "Stochastic Complementarity", with Marco Mariotti, and Levent Ülkü, forthcoming in the Economic Journal
  3. "Dual Random Utility Maximisation", with Marco Mariotti, Journal of Economic Theory, 177:162-182, 2018. (see also "Dual Random Utility Maximisation: Corrigendum", with Marco Mariotti and Erik Petri, forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Theory)
  4. "Competing for Attention: Is the Showiest also the Best?", with Marco Mariotti,Economic Journal, 128 (609): 827-844, 2018
  5. "Procedures for Eliciting Time Preferences", with David Freeman, Marco Mariotti and Luigi Mittone, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 126 (Part A): 235-242, 2016
  6. "Partial Knowledge Restrictions on the Two-Stage Threshold Model of Choice ", with Marco Mariotti and Christopher Tyson, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 64 (4): 41-47, 2016
  7. "State Dependent Choice", with Marco Mariotti, Social Choice and Welfare, 45 (2): 239-268, 2015
  8. "Stochastic Choice and Consideration Sets", with Marco Mariotti, Econometrica, 82(3): 1153-76, 2014
  9. "Two-stage Threshold Representations", with Marco Mariotti and Christopher J. Tyson, Theoretical Economics, 8: 875-882, 2013.
  10. "Categorize Then Choose: Boundedly Rational Choice and Welfare", with Marco Mariotti, Journal of the European Economic Association, 10(5): 1141-1165, 2012
  11. "A million answers to twenty questions: choosing by checklist", with Michael Mandlerand Marco Mariotti, Journal of Economic Theory, 147(1): 71-92, 2012.
  12. "Choice by lexicographic semiorders", with Marco Mariotti, Theoretical Economics,7:1-23, 2012 (lead article).
  13. "Choosing monetary sequences: theory and experimental evidence", with Marco Mariotti, and Luigi Mittone, Theory and Decisions, 69: 327-354, 2010.
  14. "Consumer choice and revealed bounded rationality", with Marco Mariotti, Economic Theory, vol. 41(3): 379-392, 2009.
  15. "On Smiles, Winks, and Handshakes as Coordination Devices", with Abdolkarim Sadrieh, and Nicolaas J. Vriend, Economic Journal, 119: 826-854, 2009.
  16. "On the Representation of Incomplete Preferences over Risky Alternatives", with Marco Mariotti,Theory and Decisions, 65: 303-323, 2008.
  17. "Sequentialy Rationalizable Choice", with Marco Mariotti, American Economic Review, 97:1824-39, 2007.
  18. "A Vague Theory of Choice over Time", with Marco Mariotti, Advances in Theoretical Economics, BE Press, 6 (1), Article 6, 2006.
  19. "Stakeholder Bargaining Games", with Clara Ponsati, International Journal of Game Theory, 34: 67-77, 2006.
  20. "Stakeholders in Bilateral Conflict", with Clara Ponsati, Mathematical Social Sciences,50:166-180, 2005.
  21. "Alliances and Negotiations", with Marco Mariotti, Journal of Economic Theory, 121:128-41, 2005.
  22. "A Theory of Vague Expected Utility", with Marco Mariotti, Topics in Theoretical Economics, BE Press, 4(1), Article 10, 2004.
  23. "Joint Outside Options in Bilateral Negotiations: Theory and Applications", with Marco Mariotti, Economic Journal, 498: 943-960, 2004.
  24. "Does divorce law matter?", with Giulio Fella and Marco Mariotti, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2: 607-633, 2004.
  25. "A bargaining model of voluntary environmental agreements", with Marco Mariotti, Journal of Public Economics, 87:2755-2767, 2003.
  26. "The effect of disagreement on non-cooperative bargaining" (joint with Marco Mariotti) Journal of Economic Theory, 107:490-499, 2002.
  27. "A Tragedy of the Clubs: Excess Entry in Exclusive Coalitions", with Marco Mariotti, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 4:115-136, 2002.
  28. "Arbitration and Mediation: an Economic Perspective", with Marco Mariotti, European Business Organization Law Review, 3:623-642, 2002.
  29. "Perfect Equilibria in a Model of Bargaining with Arbitration", with Marco Mariotti, Games and Economic Behavior, 37:170-195, 2001.
  30. "Strategic Bargaining with Destructive Power", Economics Letters, 65:315-322, 1999.
  31. "Game Theoretic Models of Wage Bargaining", Journal of Economic Surveys, 12:1-49, 1998
  32. "Strategic Wage Bargaining with Destructive Power: the Role of Commitment", Economics Letters, 54:15-22, 1997.
Published in peer reviewed special issues and books:
  1. "Welfare economics and bounded rationality: The case for model-based approaches", with Marco Mariotti, Journal of Economic Methodology, (special issue on Methodological perspectives on recent theories of bounded rationality) 21 (4): 343-360, 2014
  2. "Alliances and negotiations: An incomplete information example", with Marco Mariotti, Review of Economic Design (special issue on Institutional Design and Conflict), vol. 13 (3), pp. 195-203, 2009.
  3. "Choice over time", with Marco Mariotti, in P. Anand, P. Pattanaik and C. Puppe (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Rational and Social Choice, OUP, 2009.
Older papers
  1. "Imperfect Attention and Menu Evaluation", with Marco Mariotti, University of St. Andrews Discussion Paper No. 1319
  2. "Intergenerational Justice in the Hobbesian State of Nature", with Marco Mariotti and Roberto Veneziani, 2010
  3. "The elicitation of time preferences", with Marco Mariotti and Luigi Mittone, CEEL Working paper 5-08
  4. "Two-stage boundedly rational choice procedures: Theory and experimental evidence", joint with Marco Mariotti, QM Working Paper n. 561/2006.
  5. "Two-stage bargaining solutions", with Marco Mariotti, Queen Mary Working paper n. 572/2006, September 2006 and SSRN Working paper, July 2006
  6. "How Vague Can One Be? Rational preferences without Completeness or Transitivity", with Marco Mariotti, Working paper EconWPA n. 312006, December 2003
  7. "Wage bargaining and the sources of bargaining power", joint with Dennis Snower, CEPR Discussion Paper n. 1514.
  8. "Time preferences: do they matter in bargaining?" QM Working Paper n.445/2001, Department of Economics

Other research related professional activities.

Co-Editor,Journal of Mathematical Economics (from January 2020)
Associate Editor,Journal of the European Eocnomic Association (January 2014-2020)
Co-Chair, WinE (Women in Economics), in representation of the Econometric Society (since September 2015)
Member of the European Regional Standing Committee of the Econometric Society (since January 2016)
Elected Council Member, Royal Economic Society (March 2016-March 2021)

Referee for the following academic Journals: American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Micro, Computational Economics, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, International Game Theory Review, International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Labour, Management Science, Manchester School, Mathematical Social Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Research in Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Southern Economic Journal, Synthese, Theoretical Economics, Theory and Decisions.

Research grant evaluator for the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK).
Research grant evaluator for the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council, UK).
Research grant evaluator for the ERC (European Research Council, European Union).
Research grant evaluator for the NSF (National Science Foundation, USA).
Research grant evaluator for the Nuffield Foundation, UK.
Research grant evaluator for SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada)

Member of the Scientific Committee/Programme Committee of the following conferences:
BRIC (Bounded Rationality in Choice): Prague, 2020; Aarhus, 2019; Columbia, New York, 2018; Queen Mary University of London, 2017; Northwestern, 2016; New York 2015, Barcelona 2014, St. Andrews 2013 (organiser);
Econometric Society World Congress: Milan 2020;
European Economic Association (Lead Coordinator, Theory): Manchester, 2019; Rotterdam, 2020;
Royal Economic Society Conference, Manchester 2014, London 2013;
RUD (Risk Utility and Uncertainty), Heidelberg, 2018; London, 2017; Paris, 2016; Bocconi, 2015; Oxford 2014, Paris 2013, Chicago 2012;
Conference of the association of Public Economic Theory, Nashville, Tennessee, July 2007.
XVI European Workshop on General Equilibrium, University of Warwick, June 9 - 10, 2007.
Session organizer, SAET conference in Oxford/Cambridge 2015, Tokio 2014, Paris 2013, Lisbon, July 2011.

Invited lectures/conference presentations:
Apr 2018, Identification and Inference in Limited Attention Models, Cornell University
22-23 Feb 2018 Bristol-Southampton Winter Workshop in Economic Theory
22-26 August 2016, Econometric Society European Meeting, speaker at invited session on "Bounded Rationality and Behavioural Economics"
4-6 April 2016: invited plenary speaker at Network for Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) workshop, University of East Anglia 3-6 June 2015: "Institutions, Decisions and Governmental Practices", Rome
18-19 March 2015: "The Welfare Evaluation of Risk Preferences", Rome
1-3 July 2009: XII Urrutia Elejalde Summer School on Economics and Philosophy: Welfare Economics: Where do we Stand?
10-12 January 2009, Lectures on Boundedly Rational Decision Making, Hitotsubashi COE Lectures and Workshop on Choice, Games, and Welfare
February 2008, 2009: Guest lecturer, Bavarian Graduate Programme in Economics (Advanced Microeconomics)
Spring 2005-2009: Guest lecturer, CIFREM Doctoral Programme (Advanced Game Theory, Decision Theory, Game Theory)

Research seminars:
Papers presented at the following conferences: International Economic Association XI World Congress, Tunis, December 1995; Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM'96), Istanbul, August 1996; ESEM'97, Pasadena, June 1997; ESRC Game Theory Group conference, UCL, London, May 1998; Society for Social Choice and Welfare conference in Vancouver, Canada, July 1998; the ESEM'98 in Berlin, August 1998; CORE-FEEM-GREQAM 4th Meeting of the Coalition Theory Network, Aix-en-Provence, January, 8-9, 1999; Stony Brook Game Theory Conference, Stony Brook, NY, July 1999; Society for Social Choice and Welfare conference in Alicante, Spain, June 2000; Second Exploratory Workshop in Bargaining in Sitges, Spain, May 2001; XIV Italian Meeting on Game Theory and Applications, Ischia, Italy, July 2001; Fifth Spanish Meeting On Game Theory, Seville, Spain, July 2002; XV Italian Meeting on Game Theory and Applications, Urbino, Italy, July 2003, ESEM conference, Madrid, August 2004; Society foer Economic Theory conference, Vigo, Spain, July, 2005; SET-FEEM international workshop "Economic Theory and Experimental Economics" 24-25 November 2005, Milano Italy; XII FUR Conference, Rome 2006; 2007 Apet Conference, Nashville, Tennessee; ESEM2007 Budapest; XIII FUR Conference, Barcelona, 2008; GAMES2008, Evanston, 2008; Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai, 2010. GAMES2012, Istanbul, 2012; RUD Evanston, 2012; North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Evanston 2012; SAET, Paris 2013; BRIC Barcelona, 2014; SAET Tokio, 2014; The Welfare Evaluation of Risk Preferences, Rome 2015; Institutions, Decisions and Governmental Practices workshop, Barcelona 2015; Limited Cognitive Resources in Economics: heuristics, information processing, and strategic behavior Rome 2015; Canadian Economic Theory Conference; BRIC 4, Northwestern, 2016; BRIC 5, Queen Mary, 2017; SAET Faro, 2017; 2018 CIREQ Montreal Microeconomic Theory Conference.

Invited talks:
2019-20:University of Zurich; London School of Economics; Scheduled: ECARES, Brussels; University College London; University of Alicante; University of Nottingham; 2018-19: Ankara University; University of Helsinki; University of Oxford;2017-18: Oxford University; Aix en Provence (scheduled). 2016-17: ECARES, Brussels; Sussex University; Tilburg University. 2015-16: University of Edinburgh; University of Vienna. 2014-15: ABC group, Berlin; 2013-2014: European University Institute; University of Glasgow; Hitotsubashi University; 2012-13: University of Zurich; Health Economics research Unit, University of Aberdeen; ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. 2011-12: UCL, Workshop on Bounded Rationality, Revealed Preferences & Consumer Demand. Department of Work and Pensions. 2010-2011: European Commission DG ECFIN - Brussels, University of Bonn, Heriot Watts University, University College London; Royal Holloway University of London; 2009-2010: Thema, Paris, University of Milan Bicocca; 2008-09: CRETA Workshop at the University of Warwick, Tinbergen Institute in Rotterdam, Kyoto University; 2007-08: University of Helsinki, University of Lausanne, University of Leicester, University of Padova, Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, University of St. Andrews, University of Verona, University of Zurich; 2006-07: Luiss University, Rome; University of Malaga; 2005-06: University of Birmingham. 2004-05: Brunel University; Cattolica University, Milan; London Metropolitan University; Nottingham University; University of Oslo, Oslo; Concordia University, Montreal. 2003-04: Bocconi University, Milan. 2002-2003: Rice University (Texas); University of St. Andrews; 2001-2002: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; 2000-2001: University of Essex; Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden); University of Newcastle; 1999-2000: Aarhus University, Denmark; 1998-99: University of Essex; University of Warwick; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain); 1997-98: University of Essex; University of Manchester; University of Exeter; University of Edinburgh; 1996-97: University of Bristol; Labour Market Imperfection Group Birkbeck College.

PhD students supervised.
Mr Kai Wang (started september 2017) Dr Raphaela Hyee, Queen Mary University of London, topic: "Essays on intrahoushold Bargaining", first appointment as researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna.
Dr. Mauro Papi, University of Trento, topic: "Decision-making when the choice set is not given: a theoretical and experimental approach", first appointment as Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews
Dr. Ivan Soraperra University of Trento, topic: "Frames and Revealed Preferences: Choice, Theory and Experiments" (completed February 2009, first appointment as Postoc researcher, University of Trento).
Dr. Michele Lombardi, Queen Mary University of London, thesis title "Essays on Behavioural Economic Theory" (completed in December 2007, first appointment as Research Fellow at CRETA, University of Warwick)
Dr. Eliane Catilina, thesis title "Essays on Industrial Organization" (completed in October 2001, first appointment as Assistant Professor at American University, Washington D.C.).

External assessing:
Senior promotion/tenure decisions/appointment panel external assessor: Bocconi University, Brown University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Queen Mary University of London, University of Edinburgh, University of Helsinki, University of Nottingham, University of Vienna, University of Zurich.
Graduate examining: Dr Junaid Arshad, University of Leicester; Dr Marianna Baggio, University of Trento, 2015; Dr. Mansur Rashid, UCL, 2014; Dr. Julie Thisserond, Ecole Polythecnique Paris, Dr. Dominique Cappelletti, University of Trento, April 2009; Dr. Pedro Rey, UCL, 2005; Dr. Helmut Rainer, University of Essex, March 2005; Dr. Mariano Selvaggi, University of Bristol, August 2004; Dr.Mercedes Adamuz Pena, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, December 2002.
External Examiner: MReS Economics Programme, University of Glasgow, 2015-16; Economic Tripos part IIB, University of Cambridge (2009, 2010).
Other External Assessing roles:
Member of the European University Institute’s Research Council (2018-2019)
Member of the Academic Board, University of Bologna Doctoral Programme in Economics (since February 2018)
External assessor, Departmental review of the Economics Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, 2006.
Selection committee, Doctoral Program in Economics and Management, University of Trento, Italy, November 2004.

Research funding secured.
2020-2025: The Leverhulme Trust Research Project grant, "Economic choices and cognitive diversity: a window to the human soul", joint with Marco Mariotti (£352,071) 2012-2015: ESRC Research grant for a project on "Choice with Errors", joint with Marco Mariotti (£404,605)
2009-2010: ESRC Research Grant for a project on "Formal models of bounded rationality ", joint with Marco Mariotti (£93,675)
2009- 2010: Nuffield Foundation Grant for a project "Alternative methods for the elicitation of time preferences" (£7,500), joint with Marco Mariotti
2006-2007: ESRC Research Grant for a project on "The Elicitation of Time Preferences ", joint with Marco Mariotti (£47,375 )
2005: Nuffield Foundation Grant for a project "Bargaining with elicited time preferences" (£7,490)
2005-2006: ESRC Research Grant for a project on "Preferences over Sequences of Outcomes", joint with Marco Mariotti (£51,922 )
2000-2001: ESRC Research Grant for a project on "The role of active mediators in the resolution of bargaining disputes" (£41,195.95)
<1999: European Science Foundation, for an Exploratory workshop in bargaining theory, joint with researchers from three other European countries (FF150.000)
1998: Nuffield Foundation Research Grant (£4,700), joint with Nick Vriend.

Administrative duties
Head of the Department of Economics (from September 2018)

Administrative duties (past, University of St. Andrews)
University Level responsibilities:
Member of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TrAC) Working group (since Oct. 2015)

School Level responsibilities
2015 - 2017: Deputy Head of School
2015 - 2017: Impact Coordinator
2011 - 2017: Director of Research (since September 2011)
2010 - 2017: Chair of the Recruiting Committee, both academic and non academic posts (since 2010)
2011 - 2017: Chair of the Ethics Committee (since September 2011)
2010 - 2017: Member of the School's Executive Committee (since inception)
2009 - 2017: Micro reading group organizer (since September 2009)
2010 - 2011: Deputy Head of School, Sept 2010-2011;
2011 - 2013: Director of Postgraduate Research Studies (co-director for 2012-13), Sept. 2011-2013
2011 - 2013: School REF panel co-chair, 2011-2013;
2010 - 2011: Member of the Teaching Committee, 2010-11

Administrative duties (past, QMUL)
Department level responsibilities.
2007 - 2009: Member of Research Committee
2006 - 2009: Graduate Admission Selector MSc in Economics.
2005 - 2006: Director of Graduate studies.
2003 - 2009: member of Graduate Committee.
2002 - 2009: organiser of the Reading Group in Economic Theory.
2003 - 2005: Graduate Admission Selector MSc/Certificate in Economics.
1998 - 2003: Coordinator for the Department of Economics of the Associate Students coming into the department from abroad.
1998 - December 2000: Coordinator for the Department of Economics of the Socrates/Erasmus exchange program.
1997 - May 2000: Seminar organiser.

Faculty, College or University level responsibilities.
2007 - 2009: Member of the Sector Wide Research Strategy Committee for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
2005 - 2006: member of the Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Science Committee
2003 - 2009: member of the Queen Mary Performance Appraisal Scheme monitoring group.
2002 - 2004: Departmental Faculty Board Representative.
Various Hiring panels (Lectureship and Professorship level)

Past (St. Andrews): Microeconomic Principles, Quantitative methods, Economic Analysis (undergraduate).
Past (QMUL): Graduate: Mathematics for Economists; Economic Theory Reading Group, Microeconomics; Economics of Industry, Decision Theory, Game Theory.
Undergraduate: Econometric Methods, Information and Decisions, Microeconomics, Quantitative Techniques, Industrial Economics, Mathematical Methods for Economics. Classes in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Industrial Economics and Econometrics. Past (Exeter): Game Theory, Econometrics (undergraduate)