Published Papers

22. “Codification Schemes and Finite Automata” co-authored with P. Hernández. Mathematical Social Sciences”, Vol, 56, Issue 3, pp. 395-409 (2008).

21.“Learning in Duopoly Markets: Information Strategic Substitutes and Complements" co-authored with D. Alepuz. Spanish Economic Review
, vol 7(3) pp. 209-243 (2005).

20. “Repeated Games with Probabilistic Horizon", co-authored with
I. Arribas. Mathematical Social Sciences.  vol. 50, pp. 39-60,(2005).

. “Strategic Delegation with Multi-Product Firms”, co-authored with Rafael Moner-Colonques and José J. Sempere-Monerris. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy vol. 13 (3) pp. 405-427 Fall (2004). Additional material.

18. “Nash Equilibrium in a Model of Multiproduct Price Competition: An Assignment Problem “, co-authored with Iván Arribas.  Journal of Mathematical Economics vol. 41 (3) pp. 351-385. (2004).

17. “The Manufacturers' Choice of Distribution Policy under Successive Duopoly”, co-authored with Rafael Moner-Colonques and José J. Sempere-Monerris.  Southern Economic Journal vol. 70 (3), pp. 532-548 (2004). Additional material.


16. “Computationally Restricted Unmediated Talk under Incomplete Information”, co-authored with José E. Vila.  Economic Theory vol. 23 (2), pp. 283-320 (2004).

15. “Unmediated Communication in Repeated Games with Imperfect Monitoring”, co-authored with José E. Vila.  Games and Economic Behavior vol. 46 (1), pp. 143-173 (2004).

14. “Computational Complexity and Communication: Coordination in two-player Games"  co-authored with José E. Vila.  Econometrica vol. 70, pp. 1893-1927 (2002).

13. “Pure Component Pricing in a Duopoly”, co-authored with C. Liao. The Manchester School vol. 70, pp. 150-163 (2002).

12. “Duopoly Experimentation: Cournot Competition”, co-authored with D. Alepuz. Mathematical Social Sciences vol. 37, pp. 165-188 (1999).

11. “A Model of Multiproduct Price Competition”, co-authored with Y. Tauman and J. Watanabe. Journal of Economic Theory vol. 77, pp. 377-401 (1997).

10. “A note on Risk Aversion and Learning Behavior”, co-authored with D. Alepuz. Economics Letters vol. 49, pp. 51-58 (1995).

9. “Wage Premium in the Industrial Sector of Spain: Empirical Evidence”, co-authored with A. Ortí and R. Sánchez. Labour vol. 9, pp. 253-274 (1995).

8. “Introspection and Equilibrium Selection in 2X2 Matrix Games”, co-authored with G. Olcina. International Journal of Game Theory vol. 23, pp. 183-206 (1994).

7. “A note on Beliefs Formation in Signaling Games”, co-authored with G. Olcina. Economics Letters vol. 44, pp. 55-59 (1994).

6. “Duopoly Signal-Jamming”, co-authored with L. Mirman and L. Samuelson. Economic Theory vol. 3, pp. 129-149 (1993).

5. “Monopoly Experimentation”, co-authored with L. Mirman and L. Samuelson. International Economic Review vol. 34, pp. 549-563 (1993).

4. “A Model of Intra-Firm Diffusion with Bayesian Learning: The Monopoly Case”, co-authored with C. Ávila and F. Caballero. Revista Española de Economía Monográfico de I+D, pp. 83-107 (1993).

3. “Information Gathering and Manipulation in a Duopoly”. Revista Española de Economía vol. 10, pp. 20-43 (1993).

2. “Monopoly Experimentation: A Generalization”. Revista Española de Economía vol. 9, pp. 275-305 (1992).

1. “The Analytical Structure of Sequential Models of Innovation and Market Evolution”. Investigaciones  Económicas (Segunda Época) vol. XV, pp. 531-553 (1991).

Publications in Books

“Bayesian-Nash Equilibrium"  A. Urbano in  An Eponymus Dictionary of Economics: A Guide to Laws and Theorems Named after Economists. Julio Segura and Carlos rodriquez Braun (eds.). Edward Elgar Publisher, ISBN: 1843760290, Cheltenham, U.K. (2004(
“Is there an Economic Rationale for the Liberalisation of Telecommunications Infraestructures?”, co-authored with F. Caballero, pp. 81-96 in The Economics of Information Society Ed. European Communities, Luxembourg, ISBN: 92-827-9532-3. (1997).

 “Mercados y Reputación”, co-authored with G. Olcina. pp. 253-276 in Lecturas en  Economía, Libro Homenaje a L. Lumbreras.  Ed. Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, ISBN: 84-7585-454-0. (1993).

Publications in Spanish

 “El sistema de Patentes como mecanismo de asignación de derechos de propiedad”, co-authored with F. Caballero. Economistas vol. 38 pp. 48-55 (1989).

“Decisiones de consumo: un ejemplo usando una solución dinámica ‘Cournot-Nash’”, Cuadernos de Economía vol. 13 pp. 383-397 (1985).

Some recent Working Papers


“Efficient Mixed Bundling Prices in a Multiproduct Oligopoly with Indivisibilities”, co-authored with I. Arribas, 2008


“Solving partial information leakage in coordination in two-player games” co-authored with J. Vila, 2008


“Pragmatic Languages with Universal Grammars”, co-authored with Penelope Hernandez and Jose E. Vila (2009)  Language_urbano.pdf

Supplementary material of “Pragmatic Languages with Universal Grammars”,  Suplementarymaterial_urbano.pdf


“Nash Equilibrium and information transmission coding and decoding rules” CodingDecoding.pdf



Work in progress

 “Isolation and redundancy on information dissemination in dynamic networks”, co-authored with J. Vila, 2008

 “Dynamic on-line Communication for Network Formation”, co-authored with J. Vila, 2008.

 “Cost maintenance and effort contribution in Economic Network formation”, co-authored with I. Arribas, 2008