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Department: Economic Analysis
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Dr. María Amparo Urbano is Professor of Economics at the University of Valencia, General Studies (UVEG). A former Fulbright Scholar, she got her Ph. D. in Economics at the University of Illinois, USA in 1989 and won the “Doctoral Prize” in Economics at the University of Valencia in 1990, for a second Doctoral Thesis on Market Games with Bayesian Learning. Professor Urbano has been Member of the Research Commission, Member of the Permanent Committee of Research of the and nowadays Vice-director of the Doctoral School of the UVEG. In the Department of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia she has been serving as director of PhD studies and as director of “ERI-CES” (a Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Economics at the University of Valencia) since 2000 and 2006, respectively. She has also served to the Spanish Academic Community by being a member of the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective in Economics (ANEP), member of the Council of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, President of the Economic Spanish Association, and jury of the Pascual Madoz National Prize in Economics. Professor Urbano has organized many International Meetings on Game Theory and Applications such as the Summer Meetings en “Game Theory and Economic Applications” (Valencia-Stony Brook (USA)), 34th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), 2º Meeting on Game Theory in Brazil, etc., and has been Member of many Scientific Committees of the most prestigious Conferences on Game Theory. Professor Urbano research interests include Mathematical Microeconomics, Game Theory, Economics of Information and Industrial Organization. She has published around sixty papers, some of them in the most prestigious journals in the area such as, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Games and Economic Behaviour, International Economic Review, Economic Theory, etc. She has supervised several Doctoral Thesis, has obtained many Research Projects in public Spanish Competition and has been key Speaker in the most prestigious International Conferences and Seminars on Game Theory and Applications such as Stony Brook (USA), Paris, Jerusalem, Barcelona Jocs, Louvain La Neuve, etc.


Five selected/recent publications:


  1. “Identification of efficient equilibria in multiproduct trading with indivisibilities and non-monotonicity,” (with I. Arribas) Journal of Mathematical Economics, 79, pp. 83-94, 2018.
  2. “Learning in Markets,” Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization, Vol I, Cap. 17. Pp. 486–519. L. Corchón and M. Marini (Eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing, Febrero 2018.
  3. “Multiproduct Trading with a common agent under complete information,” (with I. Arribas) Journal of Economic Theory, 167, pp. 14-38, 2017.
  4. "Entry and espionage with noisy signals," (with A. Barrachina, Yair Tauman) Games and Economic Behavior, 83, pp. 127-146, 2014.
  5. “Computational Complexity and Communication: Coordination in two-player Games," (with Jose Enrique Vila) Econometrica, vol. 70, pp. 1893-1927, (2002).
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Monday de 12:00 a 13:00. DESPATX 3C08
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