Amanda Y. Friedenberg

Professor of Economics

Amanda Y. Friedenberg

McClelland Hall 401NN
1130 East Helen Street 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Microeconomics
  • Game theory
  • Political economy


PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, 2003

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Amanda Friedenberg joined the Eller College of Management as professor in 2018 after teaching at Arizona State University and Washington University. She earned her PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 2003. Her research themes are around strategic uncertainty, bounded reasoning, information in elections, and beliefs, history, culture and conventions.


  • ECON 501B Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 437 The Economics of Politics and Policymaking

Recent Research

  • "Bargaining Under Strategic Uncertainty"
  • "Is Bounded Rationality Driven by Limited Ability?," with Willemien Kets and Terri Kneeland
  • "How Many Levels do Players Reason? An Observational Challenge and Solution," with Adam Brandenburger and Alex Danieli
  • "Learning About Voter Rationality," with Scott Ashworth and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, American Journal of Political Science, January 2008, 61, 1, 37-54. 
  • "Accountability and Information in Elections,"  with Scott Ashworth and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. May 2007.

Other Selected Publications

  • "The Context of the Game," with Martin Meier, Economic Theory, February 2017. 63, 2, 347-386.
  • "Lexicographic Beliefs and Assumption," with Eddie Dekel and Marciano Siniscalchi, Journal of Economic Theory, May 2016. 
  • "Forward Induction Reasoning Revisited," with Pierpaolo Battigalli,Theoretical Economics, January 2012, 7, 57-98.
  • "Admissibility in Games," with Adam Brandenburger and H. Jerome Keisler, Econometrica, March 2008, Vol. 76, No. 2, 307–352.
  • "Intrinsic Correlation in Games," with Adam Brandenburger, Journal of Economic Theory, July 2008, Vol. 141, No. 1, 26-67.