Antonio Cabrales

Full Professor (Research Chair in Economics)
Economy of social networks, design and mechanisms, games of learning and evolution, experimental economy, behavioral and industrial organization
Personal website - Currículum Vitae


Antonio Cabrales holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. from Universidad Complutense. He has been a Professor and Head of the department of Economics at University College London, and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is also the executive vice president of the European Economic Association and former president of the Spanish Economic Association and honorary fellow at both associations. He works in the economics of networks and mechanism design, learning and evolutionary games, experimental and behavioral economics, and industrial organization. He is associate editor at the Journal of Economic Theory, and formerly an editor of the Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy and Investigaciones Económicas, as well as former associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and SERIEs.

 Main Publications

Ghazala Azmat, Manuel Bagues, Antonio Cabrales and Nagore Iriberri (2019), What you know... Can't hurt you? A natural field experiment on relative performance feedback in higher education. Management Science, 65: 3714-3736.

Antonio Cabrales, Olivier Gossner and Roberto Serrano (2013), Entropy and the value of information for investors. American Economic Review, 103:360-377.

Antonio Cabrales, Raffaele Miniaci, Marco Piovesan and Giovanni Ponti (2010), Social Preferences and Strategic Uncertainty: an Experiment on Markets and Contracts. American Economic Review, 100:2261-2278.

Antonio Cabrales, Antoni Calvó-Armengol and Nicola Pavoni (2008), Social Preferences, Skill Segregation and Wage Dynamics. Review of Economic Studies, 75:65-98.

Antonio Cabrales, Antoni Calvó-Armengol and Matthew O. Jackson (2003), La Crema: A Case Study of Mutual Fire Insurance. Journal of Political Economy, 111:425-458.

Recent Reaserch

Antonio Cabrales, Ryan Kendall, and Angel Sánchez (2019), Effective policies and social norms in the presence of driverless cars: Theory and experiment.

Pablo Brañas-Garza, Antonio Cabrales, Guillermo Mateu, Angel Sánchez and Angela Sutan (2018), Does pre-play social interaction improve negotiation outcomes?

Samuel Bentolila, Antonio Cabrales and Marcel Jansen (2018), The Impact of Dual Vocational Education on the Labor Market Insertion of Youth: Evidence from Madrid.

Antonio Cabrales, Michalis Drouvelis, Zeynep Gurguc and Indrajit Ray (2017), Transparency is overrated: communicating in a coordination game with private information.

Cristina Bellés-Obrero, Antonio Cabrales, Sergi Jiménez-Martín and Judit Vall-Castelló (2017), Mothers' care: reversing early childhood health shocks through parental investments."