Luca Rigotti

Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics, at the University of Pittsburgh
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Papers
Sharing Risk and Ambiguity. With Chris Shannon. Journal Economic Theory, Volume 147 (September 2012) 2028-2039.
Knightian Uncertainty and Moral Hazard. With Pino Lopomo and Chris Shannon. Journal Economic Theory, Vol. 146 (May 2011) 1148–1172.
Optimism and Firm Formation. With Matthew Ryan and Rhema Vaithianathan. Economic Theory, Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 2011), 1-38.
Subjective Beliefs and Ex-Ante Trade, Econometrica, Vol. 76, No. 5 (September, 2008), 1167-1190. With Chris Shannon.and Tomasz Strzalecki.
Individual Behavior and group Membership, American Economic Review, Vol 59 (4) 1340-1352. With Gary Charness & Aldo Rustichini.
Your Morals Might Be Your Moods: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2006, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp. 155-172. With Georg Kirchsteiger & Aldo Rustichini.
Uncertainty and Risk in Financial Markets: Econometrica, January 2005, Volume 73 Issue 1 pp. 203-243. With Chris Shannon. This version includes all proofs.
Social surplus and beliefs determine cooperation rates in the one-shot Prisoner’s Dilemma. With Gary Charness & Aldo Rustichini. Revise and Resubmit at Games and Economic Behavior.
Uncertainty in Mechanism Design. With Pino Lopomo and Chris Shannon. Revise and resubmit at Review of Economic Studies.
Throwing Good Money After Bad. With Matthew Ryan and Rhema Vaithianathan. Revise and resubmit at Economic Theory.
The sports league's dilemma: competitive balance vs incentives to win. With Frederic Palomino. CentER D.P. 2000-109 and UC Berkeley Economics Department WP E00-292.
Skills, Strategy, and Passion: an Empirical Analysis of Soccer. April 2000. With Frederic Palomino & Aldo Rustichini. An article on this paper appeared on The Economist of April 3, 1999 (pp. 68-69), under the title The Invisible Foot.
Decisive Entrepreneurs and Cautious Investors.
Uncertainty, Entrepreneurship and Wage Contracting. With Matthew Ryan.


How to reach me:
 
Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
4905 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
USA
Phone:+1 (412) 648-1756
Fax:+1 (412)
e-mail: luca at pitt.edu


Career Info

Positions
2010 - now Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh.
2007 - 2010 Associate Professor of Decision Sciences, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
2002 - 2006 Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
2000 - 2001 and Spring 2002 Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley.
1997 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Economics, CentER, Tilburg University.
Fields
Microeconomics: Knightian uncertainty, behavioral economics contract theory, and game theory.