Andreas Blume

McClelland Professor of Economics
Andreas Blume

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

Areas of Expertise

Game theory

Andreas Blume joined the Eller College of Management in 2012. Prior to joining Eller, he taught at the University of Iowa and the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of California-San Diego in 1989. His current research focus is on using game theoretic and experimental methods to study strategic communication with imperfectly shared languages, through noisy channels, with costly messages and on organizational coordination in environments with limited or no communication.


  • ECON 696U Game Theory
  • ECON 501C Micro Theory III
  • ECON 431 Games and Decisions

Recent Publications

  • "Fragile Meaning   An Experiment,” Journal of Economic Theory, 2024, 216, 105797 (with Charles Noussair, and Bohan Ye)  
  • "Mediated Talk: An Experiment," Journal of Economic Theory, 2023, 208, 105593, (with Ernest K. Lai, and Wooyoung Lim)
  • "Incomplete Contracts Versus Communication," Journal of Economic Theory, 2022, 205, 105544, (with Inga Deimen, and Sean Inoue)
  • "Quid pro Quo: Friendly Information Exchange between Rivals," Theoretical Economics, 2022, 17, 1183-1223 (with In-Uck Park)
  • "Dynamic Coordination via Organizational Routines," Economic Theory, 2021, 72, 1001-1047 (with April Mitchell Franco and Paul Heidhues)
  • "Eliciting Private Information with Noise: The Case of Randomized Response," Games and Economic Behavior, 2019, 13, 356-380 (with E. Lai and W. Lim)

Other Selected Publications

  • "Experimental Evidence on the Evolution of Meaning of Messages in Sender-Receiver Games," American Economic Review, 1998, 88, 1323-1340 (with Douglas V. DeJong, Yong-Gwan Kim, and Geoffrey B. Sprinkle)
  • "Intentional Vagueness," Erkenntnis, 2014, 79, 855-899 (with O. Board)
  • "Language Barriers," Econometrica, 2013, 81, 781-812 (with O. Board)
  • “A Class of Strategy-Correlated Equilibria in Sender-Receiver Games,” Games and Economic Behavior, 2012, 75, 510-517
  • “Cognitive Forward Induction and Coordination without Common Knowledge: An Experimental Study,” Games and Economic Behavior, 2010, 68, 488-511 (with U. Gneezy)
  • “Decentralized Organizational Learning: An Experimental Investigation,” American Economic Review, 2009, 99, 1178-1205 (with J. Duffy and A. Franco)
  • “Noisy Talk,” Theoretical Economics, 2007, 2, 395–440 (with O. Board)
  • “All Equilibria of the Multi-Unit Vickrey Auction,”Games and Economic Behavior, 2009, 66, 729–741 (with P. Heidhues, J. Lafky, J. Münster and M. Zhang)


  • PhD in Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1989