Microeconomics and Industrial Organization Research Group uri icon

  • Auctions: budget restrictions and auto-financing, public and secret reserve prices
  • Competition regulations and policies in deregulated sectors (Energy, Telecommunications, Transport): market organization  , investment in capacity, reliability, interaction between the retail and wholesale markets, market power, vertical integration and futures markets
  • Competitive markets: transaction costs, trade flows, imperfect information
  • Contracts and incentives: multilateral contracts, design of contracts in the face of externalities
  • Corporate governance: mechanisms for the internal control of companies, the role of leadership in the theory of incentives in organizations
  • Environmental economy: agrarian markets and PAC, agrarian productivity, land use, desertification, georeferenced spacial models, efficiency and adaptation to the business environment
  • Experimental economy: auctions, futures markets, imperfect competition, restrictions on capacity in organized markets, experimental design of markets
  • Social networks: strategic models for forming networks, effects and economic applications of the social networks.
  • Theory of the behavior of economic agents: limited rationality, learning and social evolution, altruistic preferences, cognitive paths, psychology and economics, behavior and design of institutions