Jordi Massó

Professor of Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

PhD.: State University of New York at Stony Brook (1988)

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

I was born in Barcelona (1956) and received my undergraduate degree in Economics at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1980. I received my Ph.D in Economics in 1988 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook under the supervision of Bob Rosenthal. In 1988-1989 I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh with Al Roth. Since 1989 I have been teaching and doing research in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where in 1994 I was promoted to full professor. From 1996 to 2000 I was chairman of its Department of Economics and in the periods 1990-1994 and 2002-2004 I was coordinator of the IDEA doctoral program. I was Co-editor of Investigaciones Económicas (1996-99) and Associate Editor of Economics Bulletin (2001-2012), Economics Research International (2010-2017) and Review of Economic Design (2015-2019). Currently I am Associate Editor of Social Choice and Welfare (since 2005), Journal of Dynamics and Games (since 2015), and Mathematical Social Sciences (since 2018). I was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Economic Association (1999-2001) and since 2009 I am one of its Honorary Fellows. From 2006 to 2011 I was an elected member of the Council of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare and I have been elected again for the period 2014-2019. Since 2006 I am an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. I have received the prize "ICREA Acadèmia" (2009-2013) for excellence in research, founded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. I was the Dean of the School of Economics and Business at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2012-2015). I have visited Stanford University, Université de Montréal, Osaka University (ISER), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Università degli Studi di Padova, Singapore Management University, Universidade de Vigo, and Universidad Nacional de San Luis (IMASL, Argentina). I have advised nine Ph.D students.

 

I work on Mechanism Design, a research area in the intersection of Game Theory and Social Choice Theory that deals with the study and design of institutions (mechanisms) with the aim of helping societies to take collective decisions. The emphasis is not only on the normative properties of the mechanism (for instance efficiency and equity) but also on the strategic incentives they induce on agents. Recently, I have been applying mechanism design tools to study three different classes of problems: matching, voting, and the allocation of a divisible good.

Recent working papers and publications

"All Sequential Allotment Rules Are Obviously Strategy-proof," by R. P. Arribillaga, J. Massó and A. Neme. Revised and resubmitted to Econometrica, October 2020. pdf

"Robust Design in Monotonic Matching Markets: A Case for Firm-Proposing Deferred-Acceptance," by L. Ehlers and J. Massó. May 2018. CIREQ Cahier 04-2018. link

"An Interview with Salvador Barberà," by C. Beviá and J. Massó. Forthcoming in Conversations on Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 1. Edited by M. Fleurbaey and M. Salles (Springer). pdf

"Individually Rational Rules for the Division Problem when the Number of Units to be Allotted is Endogeneous," by G. Bergantiños, J. Massó and A. Neme. Forthcoming in Journal of Public Economic Theory, September 2020. pdf

"On Strategy-proofness and Semilattice Single-peakedness," by A. Bonifacio and J. Massó. Games and Economic Behavior 124, 219-238 (2020). pdf

"On Obvious Strategy-proofness and Single-peakedness," by R.P. Arribillaga, J. Massó and A. Neme. Journal of Economic Theory 186, 104992 (2020). pdf

"On Strategy-proofness and the Salience of Single-peakedness," by S. Chatterji and J. Massó. International Economic Review 59, 163-189 (2018). pdf

"On Societies Choosing Social Outcomes, and their Memberships: Internal Stability and Consistency," by G. Bergantiños, J. Massó and A. Neme. Theory and Decision 84, 84-97 (2018). pdf

"Comparing Voting by Committees According to their Manipulability," by R. P. Arribillaga and J. Massó. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 9, 74-107 (2017). pdf

"On Societies Choosing Social Outcomes, and their Memberships: Strategy-proofness," by G. Bergantiños, J. Massó and A. Neme. Social Choice and Welfare 48, 857-875 (2017) . pdf

"Comparing Generalized Median Voter Schemes According to their Manipulability," by R.P. Arribillaga and J. Massó. Theoretical Economics 11, 547-586 (2016). pdf

"Stable Partitions in Many Division Problems: The Proportional and the Sequential Dictator Solutions," by G. Bergantiños, J. Massó, I. Moreno de Barreda and A. Neme. Theory and Decision 79, 227-250 (2015). pdf

"The Division Problem under Constraints," by G. Bergantiños, J. Massó, and A. Neme. Games and Economic Behavior 89, 56-77 (2015). pdf

"Matching Markets under (In)complete Information," by L. Ehlers and J. Massó. Journal of Economic Theory 157, 295-314 (2015). pdf

"On Equal Cost Sharing in the Provision of a Binary and Excludable Public Good," by J. Massó, A. Nicolò, A. Sen, T. Sharma and L. Ülkü. Journal of Economic Theory 155, 30-49 (2015). pdf

"On Cooperative Solutions of a Generalized Assignment Game: Limit Theorems to the Set of Competitive Equilibria," by J. Massó and A. Neme. Journal of Economic Theory 154, 185-215 (2014). pdf

 

Departament d'Economia i d'Història Econòmica and CODE

Edifici B. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

08193 Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès
Spain
Phone: +34 93 581 23 70

E-mail: jordi.masso@uab.es

Last modification: September 23, 2020