Juan Dubra     
Curriculum Vitae: May 2014



Av. a la Playa 50

Paso Carrasco, Canelones, Uruguay  

Tel. (5982) 6007100               




Universidad de Montevideo

Departmento de Economía

Prudencio de Pena 2440

Montevideo, Uruguay CP 11400

Tel. (5982) 707 4461



Born: March 15, 1972, in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Ph.D. Economics, New York University, March 2000.

Summer School in Behavioral Economics, Stanford, 1998.

Summer School in Non Linear Econometrics, IMPA, Brazil, 1996.

B.A. Economics Universidad de la República, Uruguay, 1995.


Decision Theory, Game Theory, Applied Game Theory.



Does the Better-Than-Average Effect Show That People Are Overconfident?: Two Experiments” with Jean-Pierre Benoît and Don Moore, forthcoming Journal of the European Economic Association.

“Anger and Regulation,” with Rafael Di Tella, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 116(3), July 2014.

“Supermarket Entry and the Survival of Small Stores,” with Fernando Borraz, Daniel Ferrés and Leandro Zipitría, Review of Industrial Organization 44(1), February 2014, pp. 73-93.

“Fairness and Redistribution, a Comment” with Rafael Di Tella, American Economic Review 103(1), February 2013, pp. 549-53.

“On the Problem of Prevention,” with Jean-Pierre Benoît, International Economic Review 54(3), August 2013.

“Apparent Overconfidence,” with Jean-Pierre Benoît, Econometrica 79(5), September 2011, 1591–1625.

“Continuity and Completeness under Risk,” Mathematical Social Sciences 61(1), 2011.

On the Efficiency of Asymmetric English Auctions and the Stolper-Samuelson Theorem,’’ with Federico Echenique and Alejandro Manelli, Journal of Economic Theory 144(2), 2009.

“A Theory of Time Preferences over Risky Outcomes,” Journal of Mathematical Economics 45(9-10), 2009.

“Crime and Punishment in the ‘American Dream’,” with Rafael Di Tella, Journal of Public Economics 92 (7), 2008.

“Information Revelation in Auctions,” with Jean-Pierre Benoît, Games and Economic Behavior,  Volume 57(2) November 2006.

“A Correction to ‘Competitive Bidding and Proprietary Information’” Journal of Mathematical Economics 42(1), 2006.

“Why do Good Cops defend Bad Cops?” with Jean-Pierre Benoît, International Economic Review, 45, 2004.

“Measurability is not About Information,” joint with Federico Echenique, Mathematical Social Sciences 47(2), March 2004.

“Optimism and Overconfidence in Search,Review of Economic Dynamics 73(1), January 2004.

“Expected Utility Theory without the Completeness Axiom,” with F. Maccheroni and E. Ok, Journal of  Economic Theory 115(1), March 2004.

“A Model of Procedural Decision Making in the Presence of Risk,” with Efe Ok, International Economic Review, 43, 2002.

“Monotone Preferences over Information,” joint with Federico Echenique, bepress Journals, Topics in Economic Theory, Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 1, 2001.

“An Asymmetric Kalai-Smorodinsky Solution,” Economic Letters 73(2), 2001.

Submitted Work

“Getting Polluters to Tell the Truth,” with Marcelo Caffera.

Book Chapters

“A Resource Belief Curse: Oil and Individualism,” with Rafael Di Tella and Robert McCulloch, in The Natural Resources Trap, Edited by William Hogan and Federico Sturzenegger. MIT Press.

Peronist Beliefs: Origins and their Permanence,” with Rafael Di Tella, in Argentine Exceptionalism.

“The interruption of a policy for less corruption in the health sector, and better health care in Argentina,” with Rafael Di Tella, UNDP Latin America Regional Report.


Jan. 07-May 07, Jan. 08-May 08, Jan. 09-May 09, Visiting Associate Professor at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

Jan. 2006-Dec 2006 Visiting Associate Professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

Jan. 2006-Dec 2006 Visiting Associate Professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

May 2001-Dec. 2005. Professor at the Universidad de Montevideo.

Jan. 2001-May 2001 Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University

Feb. 2000-Dec. 2000 Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Montevideo

Auction Theory, Microeconomics, Quantitative Economic Analysis, Financial Economics, Economic Theory, Tepper School of Business (undergrad).

Strategy, Masters in Finance, Universidad de Montevideo, Masters in Economics and Masters in Fianance, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

Microeconomics I, Masters in Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

Economics of Information, Universidad de Montevideo, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), 2003.

Social Security, Universidad de Montevideo and Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), 2002.

Decision Theory, Theory Sequence, Yale University PhD in Economics,  Spring 2001.

Mathematical Economics, Economic Dynamics, Undergraduate, Universidad de Montevideo.

Econometrics I and II, Universidad de la República, Fall and Spring 1994, 1995.

Seminar Presentations

PUC-Rio March 2010.

United Nations Development Programme (NY), New York University, Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring 2009.

University of Chicago, Harvard University, Fall 2008.

University of Pittsburgh, Tepper CMU, Arizona State University, London Business School, Biased Beliefs Workshop, University College London, Spring 2008.

NYU, Arizona State, Tepper CMU, Caltech, Spring 2007.

Yale, Georgetown, Penn State, December 2003.

NYU, Columbia and Rutgers Theory Seminars, March 2003.

UCLA and Caltech Theory Seminars, October 2002.

Yale Theory Seminar, March 2001.

Princeton and Rochester Theory Seminars, January 2000.

Conference on Behavioral Economics, Berkeley, Summer 1999. 

Yale, Theory Reading Group, Spring 1999. 

IV Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare, Summer 1998.


Sloan Dissertation Fellowship, 1999-2000. 

Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, New York University, 1999-2000. 

MacCracken Fellowship, New York University, 1996-2001. 

Outside the US

Fondo Clemente Estable 2007, Proyecto 082.

Fondo Clemente Estable 2006, Proyecto 258.

Fondo Nacional de Investigadores 2004-2006.

Evaluator for Alβan Scholarships, 2007.

Member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society.

First Edition of the National Economics Prize, Uruguay 2002.

First Fondo Clemente Estable (Uruguayan NSF) funding for Economics, 2002, Proyecto 8011.

Fulbright Fellowship, 1997-1999.


2010.   Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Theoretical Economics, Theory and Decision, Games and Economic Behavior and Social Choice and Welfare.

2009.   Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Theory and Decision, Theoretical Economics, Macro Dynamics, Journal of Human Capital, International Economic Review.

2008.   Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association.

2007.   Management Science, International Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association.

2006.   American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior.

2005.   Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economic Association.

2004.   Berkeley Electronic Press.

2003.   Journal of Political Economy.

2002.   International Economic Review, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research.

2001.   Journal of Political Economy.

2000.   Social Choice and Welfare.

1999.   Journal of Economic Theory.


Sep 2008- March 2009

March- April 2008

May-June 2007

May 2006-Jul. 2006

Aug. 2005-Sep. 2005

June- September 2004

May-August 2004

March 2004- Present

Mar. 2002- Apr. 2002

Jan. 1995- Aug. 1996

Jul. 1993- Dec. 1994 

Jan. 1992- Jun. 1993

Jan. 1992-Aug. 1996

Consultant for IDRC (Canada). Team leader: Effects of supermarket entry.

Expert witness in competition policy on the LP Gas market.

Expert witness in competition policy trial against liquid oxygen providers.

Consultant for United Nations/IADB on Competition Policy.

Expert witness in competition policy trial against (medical) Laboratories.

Consultant for United Nations/IADB on Competition Policy.

Consultant for Microsoft, Miami Headquarters.

Columnist for El Pais (Uruguayan newspaper).

Consultant for Microsoft, Miami Headquarters.

Apex Consultants.

Research Department of Bado, Guerra y Vargas Stock Brokers.

Consultant with CINDEC. Preparation of Monthly Economics Reports.

Columnist for El Observador Económico.