LEEAT YARIV

Curriculum Vitae CV

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education

1996-2001 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.: M.A., Ph.D. in Economics, June 2001.
1992-1995 Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel: M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics, July 1995.
Graduated Summa cum Laude.
1989-1992 Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel: B.Sc. in Mathematics and B.Sc. in Physics, June 1992.
Graduated with honors.
academic appointments
2010-present Caltech, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences: Full Professor.
2008-2010 Caltech, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences: Associate Professor (with tenure).
2005-2008 Caltech, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences: Associate Professor (without tenure).
2001-2005 UCLA, Department of Economics: Assistant Professor.
2001-2002 Yale University, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation: Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral fellow.
other appointments
2014-present Caltech, Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL): Director.
Fall 2016 Princeton University: Visiting Professor.
2015-2016 Yale University, Cowles Foundation: Visiting Professor.
Fall 2008 New York University, Department of Economics: Visiting Scholar.
2004-2005 Caltech, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences: Visiting Assistant Professor.
2001-2002 Yale University, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation: Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral fellow.

professional associations

2016-present Econometrica: Associate Editor.
2015-present Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory: Economic Theory Fellow.
2015-present Council of the Game Theory Society: Member.
2014-present Economic Science Association: Member of the Executive Committee.
2014-present Quantitative Economics: Associate Editor.
2014-present Games and Economic Behavior: Advisory Editor.
2011-present The Journal of Economic Literature: Member of the Board of Editors.
2009-present The American Economic Review: Member of the Board of Editors.
2007-2013 The B.E. Press Journals in Theoretical Economics: Associate Editor.
2005-2009 The Economic Journal: Associate Editor.

publications

Deliberating Collective Decisions,” joint with Jimmy Chan, Alessandro Lizzeri, and Wing Suen, 2017, The Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
What Makes Voters Turn Out: The Effects of Polls and Beliefs,” joint with Marina Agranov, Jacob K. Goeree, and Julian Romero, 2017, Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming.
Collective Self-Control,” joint with Alessandro Lizzeri, 2016, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.
Experiments on Decisions Under Uncertainty: A Theoretical Framework,” joint with Eran Shmaya, 2016, The American Economic Review, Volume 106(7), 1775-1801.
Get Out the (Costly) Vote: Institutional Design for Greater Participation,” joint with Dino Gerardi, Margaret A. McConnell, and Julian Romero, 2016, Economic Inquiry, Volume 54(4), 1963-1979.
Clearinghouses for Two-Sided Matching: An Experimental Study,” joint with Federico Echenique and Alistair Wilson, 2016, Quantitative Economics, Volume 7(2), 449–482.
Choosing Peers: Homophily and Polarization in Groups,” joint with Mariagiovanna Baccara, 2016, Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 165, 152-178.
Conformity in the Lab,” joint with Jacob K. Goeree, 2015, The Journal of the Economic Science Association, Volume 1(1), 15-28.
Government Policy with Time Inconsistent Voters,” joint with Alberto Bisin and Alessandro Lizzeri, 2015, The American Economic Review, Volume 105(6), 1711-1737.
Collective Dynamic Choice: The Necessity of Time Inconsistency,” joint with Matthew O. Jackson, 2015, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Volume 7(4), 150-178.
Present Bias and Collective Dynamic Choice in the Lab,” joint with Matthew O. Jackson, 2014, The American Economic Review, Volume 104(12), 4184-4204.
Child-Adoption Matching: Preferences for Gender and Race,” joint with Mariagiovanna Baccara, Allan Collard-Wexler, and Leonardo Felli, 2014, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 6(3), 133-158.
Homophily in Peer Groups,” joint with Mariagiovanna Baccara, 2013, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Volume 5(3), 69-96.
A Field Study on Matching with Network Externalities,” joint with Mariagiovanna Baccara, Ayse Imrohoroglu, and Alistair Wilson, 2012, The American Economic Review, Volume 102(5), 1773-1804 (lead article).
An Experimental Study of Collective Deliberation,” joint with Jacob K. Goeree, 2011, Econometrica, Volume 79(3), pages 893-921.
Network Games,” joint with Andrea Galeotti, Sanjeev Goyal, Matthew O. Jackson, and Fernando Vega-Redondo, 2010, The Review of Economic Studies, Volume 77(1), pages 218-244, reprinted in Coalition and Networks: 12 papers from 20 years of CTN Workshops (edited by Carlo Carraro), The Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Series.
The 1/d Law of Giving,” joint with Jacob K. Goeree, Margaret A. McConnell, Tiffany Mitchell, and Tracey Tromp, 2010, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Volume 2(1), 183-203.
Costly Expertise,” joint with Dino Gerardi, 2008, The American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), Volume 98(2), pages 187-193.
Information Acquisition in Committees,” joint with Dino Gerardi, 2008, Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 62, pages 436-459.
Diffusion of Behavior and Equilibrium Properties in Network Games,” joint with Matthew O. Jackson, 2007, The American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), Volume 97(2), pages 92-98.
Social Networks and the Diffusion of Behavior,” joint with Matthew O. Jackson, 2007, Yale Economic Review, Volume 3(2), pages 42-47.
Deliberative Voting,” joint with Dino Gerardi, 2007, Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 134, pages 317-338.
Diffusion on Social Networks,” joint with Matthew O. Jackson, 2006, Economie Publique, Volume 16(1), pages 69-82.
What's in a Surname? The Effects of Surname Initials on Economists' Success,” joint with Liran Einav, 2006, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 20(1), pages 175-188.
Frequent Social Comparisons, Self-Esteem, and Negative Emotions and Behaviors: The Dark Side of Social Comparisons,” joint with Judith White, Ellen Langer and Johnny Welch, 2006, Journal of Adult Development, Volume 13(1), pages 36-44.
Games with Espionage,” joint with Eilon Solan, 2004, Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 47(1), pages 172-199.
Repeated Games with Incomplete Information on One Side: The Case of Different Discounting Factors,” joint with Ehud Lehrer, 1999, Mathematics of Operations Research, Volume 24(1), pages 204-218.
A Note on Repeated Games with Non-Monotonic Value,” 1997, International Journal of Game Theory, Volume 7, pages 229-234.

book chapters

The Interplay between Theory and Experiments,” in the Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology (edited by Guillaume Frechette and Andrew Schotter), Oxford University Press, 2015.
Diffusion, Strategic Interaction, and Social Structure,” joint with Matthew O. Jackson, in the Handbook of Social Economics (edited by Benhabib, Bisin, and Jackson), Elsevier, 2011.

completed papers

The Non-Existence of Representative Agents,” joint with Matthew O. Jackson.
Experimenting with Measurement Error: Techniques with Applications to the Caltech Cohort Study,” joint with Ben Gillen and Erik Snowberg.
Optimal Dynamic Matching,” joint with Mariagiovanna Baccara and SangMok Lee.
On the Efficiency of Stable Matchings in Large Markets,” joint with SangMok Lee.
Collusion through Communication in Auctions,” joint with Marina Agranov.
An Experimental Study of Decentralized Matching,” joint with Federico Echenique.
Decentralized Matching with Aligned Preferences,” joint with Muriel Niederle, NBER Working Paper Number 14840.
Safety in Markets: An Impossibility Theorem for Dutch Books,” joint with David Laibson.
I'll See It When I Believe It: A Simple Model of Cognitive Consistency.”

book reviews

Explorations in Pragmatic Economics, George A. Akerlof, Oxford University Press, 2007, The Journal of Economic Literature, Volume 45(2), pages 429-432.
A Theory of Case-Based Decisions, Itzhak Gilboa and David Schmeidler, Cambridge University Press, 2003, The Economic Journal, Volume 113 (485), pages F191-F192., Volume 45(2), pages 429-432.

fellowships, grants, and awards

2016-2019 NSF grant SES 1629613, “Social, Behavioral, and Academic Linkages throughout the Undergraduate Experience.”
2016-2017 IFREE grant, “An Experimental Study of Matching Markets with Incomplete Information” (joint with Marina Agranov, Ahrash Dianat, and Larry Samuelson).
2010-2015 NSF grant SES 0963583, “Matching in Decentralized Markets.”
2006-2010 NSF grant SES 0551014, “Laboratory Studies of Collective Decision Making” (joint with Jacob K. Goeree).
2007 Ente Luigi Einaudi Fellowship for Research Activities.
2002-2005 UCLA Academic Senate Awards.
2001-2002 Cowles Foundation postdoctoral fellowship, Yale University.
2000-2001 Eliot dissertation completion fellowship.
1999-2000 Alfred P. Sloan doctoral dissertation fellowship.
1996-1998 Harvard University scholarship.
1995 Yaakov Blecher award, Tel-Aviv University.
1994 School of Mathematics’ teaching award, Tel-Aviv University.
professional involvement
Program Chair, Econometric Society Winter Meetings, Philadelphia, 2018.
Program Committee, Econometric Society World Congress, Montreal, Canada, 2015.
Program Committee, Econometric Society Winter Meetings, Chicago, 2015.
Co-Organizer, NYU/Wash U-Caltech Conference, New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, July 2010, 2011, November 2013, 2015.
Co-Organizer, Workshop on Experimental Game Theory, Summer, 2013.
Program Committee, Econometric Society Winter Meetings, Chicago, 2012.
Co-Organizer, Theory Mini-Conference Series, Caltech:
• Mini-Conference on Experimental Economics, November 7-8, 2014
Workshop on Privacy and Economics, May 3-4, 2013
• Mini-Conference on Experiments in Political Economy, March 15-16, 2013
Mini-Conference on Decision Theory, April 27-28, 2012
Mini-Conference on Matching, February 29-March 2, 2008
Mini-Conference on Social Networks, May 11-12, 2007
Mini-Conference on Political Economy, February 24-25, 2006
Mini-Conference on Repeated Games, November 18, 2005
Steering Committee, Political Networks Organization, 2008-present.
Program Committee, Econometric Society Winter Meetings, Boston, 2006.
Organizer, Mini-Conference in Laboratory Research, UCLA, Spring 2003.
Co-Organizer, Art of Science Competition, Caltech, Spring 2008-2010.
Referee for: American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, B.E. Journals in Theoretical Economics, Econometrica, Economics Bulletin, Economics Letters, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Mathematics of Operations Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Review of Economic Studies,
Open University Press, Israeli Science Foundation, National Science Foundation, European Research Council, Princeton University Press.
NSF Economics Panel, 2012-2014.
plenary and invited talks
Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society, Medellin, Colombia, Fall 2016, invited speaker.
European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Geneva, Switzerland, Summer 2016, invited speaker.
The Fifth World Congress of the Game Theory Society, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Summer 2016, semi-plenary speaker.
Inaugural Conference for the NYUAD Lab, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Spring 2015, keynote speaker.
The 2014 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Taipei, Taiwan, Summer 2014, semi-plenary speaker.
Caltech — Ernest C. Watson Lecture speaker, Winter 2012.
Maastricht — Behavioral and Experimental Economics Symposium, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Summer 2011, plenary speaker.
The Third World Congress of the Game Theory Society, Northwestern, Summer 2008, semi-plenary speaker.
ESA World Meeting at LUISS, Rome, Italy, Summer 2007, plenary speaker.
teaching experience
Game Theory,” graduate course, Princeton University, Fall 2016.
Advanced Economic Theory (Matching and Social Networks),” graduate course, Caltech, Fall 2009, Winter 2012 - 2014, Spring 2016.
Political Economy,” graduate course, Caltech, Fall 2009, Winter 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, Spring 2016.
Formal Theories in Political Science,” undergraduate course, Caltech, Spring 2005, 2006
Scientific Writing and Oral Presentation in the Social Sciences,” undergraduate course, Caltech, Spring 2006, Fall 2009, Winter 2005, 2007 - 2015.
Advanced Economic Theory,” graduate course, Caltech, Spring 2005.
Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods: Modeling and Political Economy,” graduate course (cross-listed in economics and political science), UCLA, Winter 2004.
Information, Uncertainty, and Games,” graduate course, UCLA, Fall 2002, 2003.
Organization of the Firm,” undergraduate course (business-economics program), UCLA, Fall 2002, 2003.
Advanced Microeconomics (Topics in Intertemporal Choice),” graduate course, Yale University, Fall 2001.
Psychology and Economics,” graduate mini-course, Hebrew University, Fall 1999.
Psychology and Economics,” graduate mini-course, Tel-Aviv University, Fall 1998, Spring 2003.
Mathematics A and B for Economists,” undergraduate courses, Tel-Aviv University, 1994-1996
Game Theory,” undergraduate course, Open University, Fall 1995
graduate advising
2005 • Anat Bracha (Yale PhD), MIT post-doc, assistant professor at Tel-Aviv University
2006 • Seda Ertac (UCLA PhD), Chicago post-doc, assistant professor at Koc University
• Shuhei Kurizaki (UCLA Political Science PhD), Harvard pre-doc, instructor at Texas A&M
2007 • Lauren Feiler (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Carleton College
• Amar Hamoudi (UCLA PhD), Woodrow Wilson Career Post-doc, University of Michigan
• Yi Zhang (UCLA PhD), assistant professor at Singapore Management University
2008 • Alexander L. Brown (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Texas A&M
2009 • Margaret A. McConnell (Caltech PhD), Harvard post-doc, assistant professor at Harvard School of Public Health
2010 • Julian Romero (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Purdue University
2011 • Andrea Robbett (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Middlebury College
• Alistair Wilson (NYU PhD), assistant professor at University of Pittsburgh
2012 • Luke Boosey (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Florida State University
• SangMok Lee (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania
• Elizabeth Bodine-Baron (Caltech Electrical Engineering PhD), associate engineer at RAND
• Muruvvet Buykukboyaci (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at METU
2013 • Emerson Melo (Caltech PhD), post-doc at Cornell University
2015 • Khai Chiong (Caltech PhD), post-doc at University of Southern California
2016 • Samantha Myers (Caltech PhD), post-doc at NYU Abud Dhabi
• Euncheol Shin (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Kyung Hee University
• Gerelt Tserenjigmid (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Virginia Tech
• Qiaoxi (Jackie) Zhang (Caltech PhD), post-doc at University of Chile
2017 • Jun Zhang (Caltech PhD), assistant professor at Nanjing Audit University
non-academic experience
Full service in a research unit doing Operations Research and Systems Analysis, Israeli Defense Forces, 1992-1994.
Research project concerned with the problem of determining optimal compounds of gravel and cement by methods of Maximal Entropy, Applied Math Department, Soreq Nuclear Center, Summer 1990.
Last updated: March 2017