Rosemarie Nagel is an ICREA Research Professor of experimental, behavioral, and neuroeconomics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and is the Director of BESlab-UPF. Nagel gained her Dr. rer. pol. in Economics in 1994 from the University of Bonn under Reinhard Selten. In 1994-95 she was a postdoctoral fellow with Alvin Roth, at the University Pittsburgh. Her research builds bridges between theory and human behavior with models and designs using laboratory, field, and neuroscientific tools and data. Nagel originated studying bounded rationality via a step-level reasoning model (also called level-k), first developed with Keynesian Beauty Contest experiments. Her approaches have been applied in microeconomics, macroeconomics and finance, neuroeconomics, management and business research, psychology, and computer science. Her publications are in leading journals in economics, business, psychology, natural sciences. Journals include American Economic Review, Econometrica, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Nature Human Behavior, Strategic Management Journal. Popular press coverage includes Financial Times and Spektrum der Wissenschaft.
Iterated Reasoning and Efficiency Heuristics, and a Behavioral Taxonomy of 2x2 Games