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Luca Rigotti

  • Professor, Director of Graduate Studies | Microeconomics Theory, Equilibrium Outcomes with Risk & Uncertainty, Experimental Economics

Luca Rigotti is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a microeconomic theorist who has also interests in experimental and behavioral economics. Before coming to Pitt, Luca was an Associate Professor in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University. He has been visiting faculty in the departments of economics at the University of California at Berkeley and Duke University. Luca received a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and did his undergraduate studies at Università Bocconi in Milano, where he graduated summa cum laude.

His research interests center around the role of incomplete preferences in uncertain economic environments, from competitive markets to mechanism design problems to contracting. His most recent work has focused on the observable consequences of incompleteness on behavior at the individual and market levels. His papers have been published in Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, and other prestigious economic journals.

Luca's teaching experience spans Ph.D., Master, and Undergraduate classes in both economic theory and statistics and econometrics. He has won multiple excellence in teaching awards at the Fuqua School of Business. Luca was the inaugural director, and one of the original designers, of the Master in Quantitative Economics.