SALVADOR BARBERÀ


BIOGRAPHY


Salvador Barberà is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a Barcelona GSE Emeritus Research Professor. He earned a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University (1975). He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a recipient of the Rey Juan Carlos Award in Economics, the Spanish National Research Prize, and the Narcís Monturiol Medal, awarded by Generalitat de Catalunya. He has also been named Doctorate Honoris Causa at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

As a researcher Prof. Barberà has concentrated in the fields of public economics, incentives, utility and game theory. More specifically, he is an expert in social choice theory, the design of strategy-proof mechanisms, and the analysis of voting procedures. He has co-edited a two-volume Handbook of Utility Theory, and his publications have appeared in Econometrica, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior and Social Choice and Welfare, among others. He has also served as director of the Spanish Economic Review and on the boards of other journals, such as Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, Mathematical Social Sciences and Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Prof. Barberà is past-president of the Social Choice and Welfare Society and of the Southern European Economic Association (ASSET). He has been elected to the Council of different learned societies, including the Econometric Society, the Social Choice and Welfare Society and the Society for the Advancement of Game Theory.

He was General Secretary of Research and Technological Policies in the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (2004-2006). Prior to that, between 2000 and 2004, he was the first director of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), a foundation created by the Catalan Government in order to consolidate in Catalonia a group of high level scientists of all origins. He serves on the boards of the Barcelona GSE and of the MOVE foundation.

RESEARCH


Forthcoming

Author

Title

Journal

Barberà, S. and Gerber, A.

Deciding on what to Decide

International Economic Review

Barberà, S. and Coelho, D.

Compromising on Compromise Rules

Rand Journal of Economics

Recent Publication

Year

Author

Title

Journal

Volume (Issue)

Pages

2021

Barberà, S. and Nicolò, A.

Information disclosure with many alternatives. (This is a new version of a previous title “Information Disclosure under Strategy–Proof Social Choice Functions”).

Social Choice and Welfare

online

2021

Barberà, S. , Bossert, W. and Suzumura, K.

Daunou´s Voting Rule and the Lexicographic Assignment of Priorities

Social Choice and Welfare

56(2)

259-289

2021

Barberà, S. , de Clippel, G. , Neme, A. and Rozen, K.

Order-k Rationality. (This is a new version of a previous title Good Enough).

Economic Theory

online

2020

Barberà, S. and Jackson, M.

A Model of Protests, Revolution, and Information

Quarterly Journal of Political Science

15(3)

297-335

2020

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. and Moreno, B.

Arrow on Domain Conditions: A Fruitful Road to Travel

Social Choice and Welfare

54

237-258

2018

Barberà, S. and Coelho, D.

On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Being the First Mover under Rules of k Names

International Journal of Economic Theory

14(1)

51-60

2017

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. and Moreno, B.

Immunity to Credible Deviations from the Truth

Mathematical Social Sciences

90

129-140

2017

Barberà, S. and Gerber, A.

Sequential Voting and Agenda Manipulation

Theoretical Economics

12(1)

211-247

2017

Barberà, S. and Coelho, D.

Balancing the Power to Appoint Officers

Games and Economic Behavior

101

189-203

2016

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. and Moreno, B.

Group Strategy-Proofness in Private good Economies.

American Economic Review

106(4)

1073-1099

2015

Barberà, S. , Beviá, C. and Ponsatí, C.

Meritocracy, Egalitarianism and the Stability of Majoritarian Organizations.

Games and Economic Behavior

91

237-257

2012

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. and Moreno, B.

Two Necessary Conditions for Strategy-Proofness: On what Domains are they also Sufficient?

Games and Economic Behavior

75(2)

490-509

2012

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. and Moreno, B.

Group Strategy–Proof Social Choice Functions with Binary Ranges and Arbitrary Domains: Characterization Results

International Journal of Game Theory

41(4)

791-808

2012

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. and Moreno, B.

Domains, Ranges and Strategy–Proofness: The Case of Single–dipped Preferences

Social Choice and Welfare

39(2-3)

335-352

Working Paper

Year

Author

Title

2021

Barberà, S. and Gerber, A.

Deciding on what to Decide. (This is a new version of a paper that was previously circulated under the title "A shut mouth catches no flies: Consideration of issues and voting".)

2021

Barberà, S. and Coelho, D.

Compromising on Compromise Rules

2021

Barberà, S. and Bossert, W.

Aggregating Opinions

2021

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. , Moreno, B. and Nicolò, A.

Pairwise justifiable changes in collective choices

2020

Barberà, S. , Berga, D. and Moreno, B.

Restricted Environments and Incentive Compatibility in Interdependent Values Models. (This is a new version of a paper that was previously circulated under the title "The role of domain restrictions in mechanism ...).

2016

Barberà, S. and Neme, A.

Ordinal Relative Satisficing Behavior: Theory and Experiments