Prof. Rosemarie Nagel

Rosemarie Nagel received her PhD in economics in 1994 from the University of Bonn with Reinhard Selten as her advisor. In 1994-1995 she was post doc with Al Roth, University Pittsburgh. Since 1995 she has been working in the Department of Economics and Business in Universitat Pompeu Fabra; in 2006 she was promoted to full professor and in 2007 she joined ICREA as a research professor. Her main research is in experimental and behavioral economics, especially in macro economic experiments and in neuro economics. She has published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Financial Times, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, etc.


Research interests

I work in the area of experimental economics focusing on simplified economic situations of risk, coordination and competition. I develop descriptive models departing from game theory and decision theory, introducing knowledge from psychology and neurosciences related to theory of mind. I link behavioural data created in experiments with brain activity gained through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or eye-tracking data co-working with cognitive scientists, neuro-scientists, biologists, and psychologists. Furthermore, with other experimental economists and macro theorists I promote the interaction between the two groups with summer schools, workshops, and research using experimental tools to tackle macro questions. Finally, with colleagues from UPF we integrate economic experiments as teaching tools in undergraduate courses to better understand the mathematical models and show the relationship between students' own behavior in economic experiments and theoretical outcomes.

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Prof. Verónica Benet-Martínez

Dr. Verònica Benet-Martínez is an ICREA Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University's Department of Political and Social Sciences and the head of the research group BESS (Behavioral and Experimental Social Sciences).

Before joining ICREA, Dr. Benet-Martínez was a (tenured) professor at the University of California at Riverside (2003-2010), an assistant professor (tenure-track) at the University of Michigan (1998-2002), and a funded postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (1995-97). At the University of California she was the founder and director of the Multicultural Identity Laboratory.

Dr. Benet-Martinez is an appointed Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (+7000 members), an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (ranked #1 in this discipline), and an editorial board member for several psychology journals.

She received a B.Sc. in psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1989) and a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from the University of California at Davis (1995).


Research interests

Using correlational and experimental research designs, Dr. Benet-Martínez examines the following issues:


Dynamics and socio-cognitive correlates of managing two or more cultural orientations and identities; individual differences in bicultural identity structure; biculturalism and social-networks; consequences of biculturalism (social, cognitive, and adjustment-related).


Identification and measurement of culture-specific and cultural-general personality constructs; interplay of cultural values and personality in predicting wellbeing; bilingualism and self-schemas.


Cultural/linguistic issues in instrument development and adaptation; combined emic-etic methodology; psychometrics of multi-group cultural comparisons.

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