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Asen Ivanov



Telephone: +44 20 7882 5886
Room Number: GC422
Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4pm


Research keywords: Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Microeconomics.

Asen is a Reader in the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary. His interests lie in the areas of Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics, and Microeconomic Theory. His research so far has focused mainly on Behavioural Game Theory, which seeks to modify mainstream Game Theory by incorporating psychologically plausible assumptions on behaviour. In his work, Asen has tested existing models from Behavioural Game Theory and has also tried to advance new explanations of behaviour.

Asen obtained his PhD from the Ohio State University in 2007.


Research Interests:

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory


  • Ivanov A. (2014) "Equality of opportunity and the alignment of incentives", Journal of Mathematical Economics, 53, 16-25.
  • Ivanov A., Levin D., Peck J. (2013) "Behavioral Biases in Endogenous-Timing Herding Games: an Experimental Study", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 87, 25-34.
  • Ivanov A. (2011) "Attitudes to Ambiguity in One-Shot Normal-Form Games: An Experimental Study", Games and Economic Behavior, 71, 366-394.
  • Ivanov A., Levin D., Niederle M. (2010) "Can Relaxation of Beliefs Rationalize the Winner's Curse?: An Experimental Study", Econometrica, 78(4), 1435–1452.
  • Ivanov A., Levin D., Peck J. (2009) "Hindsight, Foresight, and Insight: An Experimental Study of a Small-Market Investment Game with Common and Private Values", American Economic Review, 99(4): 1484–1507.
  • Ivanov A., Levin D., Peck J., (2016) "Separating Bayesian Updating from Non-Probabilistic Reasoning: An Experimental Investigation," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8(2), 39-60.
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