Andreas Blume

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

  • "Eliciting Private Information with Noise: The Case of Randomized Response," Games and Economic Behavior, 2019, 13, 356-380 (with E. Lai and W. Lim)
  • "Failure of Common Knowledge of Language in Common-Interest Communication Games," Games and Economic Behavior, 2018, 109, 132-155
  • "Pre-Play Communication with Forgone Costly Messages: Experimental Evidence on Forward Induction," Experimental Economics, 2017, 20, 368-395 (with P. Kriss, and R. Weber)
  • "Coordination with Decentralized Costly Communication," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 130, 225-241 (with P. Kriss and R. Weber)
  • "Intentional Vagueness," Erkenntnis, 2014, 79, 855-899 (with O. Board)
  • "Language Barriers," Econometrica, 2013, 81, 781-812 (with O. Board)

Other Selected Publications

  • “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