Amanda Y. Friedenberg

Professor of Economics

Director, PhD Program

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 W. Kets and T. Kneeland)
  • "How Many Levels do Players Reason? An Observational Challenge and Solution" (with A. Brandenburger and A. Danieli)
  • "Learning About Voter Rationality," American Journal of Political Science, 2008, 61, 1, 37-54 (with S. Ashworth and E. Bueno de Mesquita)
  • "Accountability and Information in Elections," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2007 (with S. Ashworth and E. Bueno de Mesquita)

Other Selected Publications

  • "The Context of the Game," Economic Theory, 2017, 63, 2, 347-386 (with Martin Meier)
  • "Lexicographic Beliefs and Assumption," Journal of Economic Theory, 2016 (with E. Dekel and M. Siniscalchi)
  • "Forward Induction Reasoning Revisited," Theoretical Economics, 2012, 7, 57-98 (with P. Battigalli)
  • "Admissibility in Games," Econometrica, 2008, Vol. 76, No. 2, 307–352 (with A. Brandenburger and H. J. Keisler)
  • "Intrinsic Correlation in Games,"  Journal of Economic Theory, 2008, Vol. 141, No. 1, 26-67 (with A. Brandenburger)