Guillem Martínez-Cànovas

I am a Computer and Telecomunications engineer with a PhD in Economics. I am heavily interested in studying and analyzing human behavior from both theoretical and experimental points of view. More specifically, on ways to promote cooperation in different enviorments, like conflicting preferences or crowdsouring systems. To do so, I am always learning things in Game Theory, Networks and Experimental Economics.

I developed the majority of my research carreer working at the Laboratory for Research in Experimental Economics (LINEEX) in the Institute for Research in Economic and Social Behavior of the University of Valencia. I am working now in the IBSEN project, which aims to carry large scale experiments with a newly built platform (by the project).

I am also highly skilled in software development, mainly web applications and interactive experiments software, and system administration, mainly Linux.


09/2015 to now
Postdoctoral fellow at the Socio-Economic Behavior Research Institute (ERI-CES), Department of Economic Analysis, the University of Valencia, funded by the IBSEN project (Horizon H2020 programme of the European Commission). I coordinate the development of the recruitment platform software, and I work on research projects in the areas of Networks and Experimental Economics.
IT Director at LINEEX.
01/2015 to 08/2015
Postdoctoral researcher at the IT Group - Artifical Intelligence of the Department of Information Systems and Computing of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, funded by the PROMETEO II project for excellence research groups of the Valencian Government. I developed my research in the areas of Auctions y Crowdsourcing.
09/2009 to 12/2014
Technical Director and PhD student in Industrial Economics at the Laboratory for Research in Experimental Economics (LINEEX). My job as Technical Director was mainly focused in programming experimental economics software, developing and maintaining a recruitment software and database and system administration. During that period I was also a PhD student, obtaning a PhD in Industrial Economics in July 2014.


publications in journals

"Equilibrium characterization of networks under conflicting preferences", with P. Hernández, M. Muñoz-Herrera and A. Sánchez. Economic Letters, In press, (2017). Link.

"Conflict and segregation in networks: An experiment on the interplay between individual preferences and social influence", with L. Ellwardt, P. Hernández and M. Muñoz-Herrera. Journal of Dynamics and Games, 3 Issue 2, 191-216, (2016). Link.

"A formal model based on Game Theory for the analysis of cooperation in distributed service discovery", with E. del Val, V. Botti, P. Hernández, M. Rebollo. Information Sciences, 326, 59 - 70 (2016). Link.

other publications

del Val, E., Martínez-Cánovas, G., Botti, V., & Hernández, P. (2016). Analysing Incentive Strategies to Promote Participation in Crowdsourcing Systems. In M. Rovatsos, G. Vouros, & V. Julian (Eds.), Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies: 13th European Conference, EUMAS 2015, and Third International Conference, AT 2015, Athens, Greece, December 17-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 463-471). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33509-4_37


Find updated information about my present teaching activities here.

software development

I am a full-stack web developer, with a large expertise in the LAMP stack and the Yii 2 framework. I am also interested in Python and django, and some of the new node.js stuff out there, particularly the meteor framework. I also have a wide expertise programming interactive economic experiments with a wide range of technologies. Here you have a list with a sneak peek or demos of some of the projects I have developed lately.

economic experiments

I have developed economic experiments using web technologies, some with oTree and others built ad-hoc. I used the Android SDK as well in some interactive experiments using tablets. I am also an expert programmer in the leading experimental software toolbox z-Tree, I have programmed dozens of experiments using it.


research web projects

other web projects


guillem.martinez (at) uv (dot) es

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Laboratory for Research in Experimental Economics

Socio-Economic Behavior Research Institute