Martin Dufwenberg

Eller Professor of Economics

Director, Institute for Behavioral Economics

Martin Dufwenberg

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Game theory
  • Experiments
  • Behavioral economics


PhD in Economics, Uppsala University, 1995

Martin Dufwenberg joined the Eller College of Management in 2003 and previously taught at Uppsala University, Stockholm University and Bocconi University. He earned his PhD in Economics from Uppsala University in 1995. His research focuses on game theory to explore topics in behavioral economics. He currently works on informal agreements and on how to incorporate emotions into economic analysis.

Some Recent Work

  • "Frustration & Anger in Games" (with Pierpaolo Battigalli & Alec Smith)
  • "Honesty and Informal Agreements" (with Maroš Servátka & Radovan Vadovic)
  • "Thanks but No Thanks: A New Policy to Avoid Land Conflict" (with Gunnar Köhlin, Peter Martinsson & Haileselassie Medhin)
  • "Reciprocity Networks & the Participation Problem" (with Amrish Patel, ), Games & Economic Behavior, forthcoming
  • "Banking on Experiments?", Journal of Economic Studies, forthcoming
  • "Legalizing Bribes" (with Giancarlo Spagnolo), Economic Inquiry, 2015

Selected Publications

  • "Participation" (with Gary Charness), American Economic Review, 2011
  • "Dynamic Psychological Games" (with Pierpaolo Battigalli), Journal of Economic Theory, 2009
  • "Promises & Partnership" (with Gary Charness), Econometrica, 2006
  • "Bubbles & Experience: An Experiment" (with Tobias Lindqvist & Evan Moore), American Economic Review, 2005
  • "A Theory of Sequential Reciprocity" (with Georg Kirchsteiger), Games & Economic Behavior, 2004
  • "Existence & Uniqueness of Maximal Reductions under Iterated Strict Dominance" (with Mark Stegeman), Econometrica, 2002