Larbi Alaoui

Associate Professor


Research Papers:


Published and Accepted Papers


Endogenous Depth of Reasoning (Review of Economic Studies, Vol 83, Issue 4 (2016): 1297-1333)
(Joint with Antonio Penta)

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Predestination and the Protestant Ethic (Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol 16, Issue 1 (2018): 45-76)
(Joint with Alvaro Sandroni)

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Boundedly Rational Expected Utility Theory (Accepted at the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty)
(Joint with Daniel Navarro-Martinez, Graham Loomes, Andrea Isoni and David Butler)

Completed, Submitted and Working Papers

Cost-Benefit Analysis in Reasoning (R&R at the Journal of Political Economy)
(Joint with Antonio Penta)

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Time Scarcity and the Market for News (R&R at AEJ: Microeconomics)
(Joint with Fabrizio Germano)

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Reasoning about Others' Reasoning (R&R at the Journal of Economic Theory)
(Joint with Katharina Janezic and Antonio Penta)

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Know When to Fold 'Em: The Flip Side of Grit
(Joint with Christian Fons-Rosen)

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Work in Progress


The Value of Useless Information
(new draft coming soon)

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Ignorance and the Preservation of Self-image
(draft coming soon)

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Short Note: Endogenous Depth of Reasoning and Response Time, with an application to the Attention-Allocation Task
(joint with: Antonio Penta)
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Coordination and Sophistication
(joint with Antonio Penta, coming soon)


Deliberating over Rationales
(joint with Antonio Penta, coming soon)


Strategic Thinking and the Value of Reasoning: Theory and Applications to Five "Little Treasures" of Game Theory (Superseded)
(Joint with Antonio Penta)
The updated version of the analysis of the "Five Little Treasures of Game Theory" is now incorporated in the paper "Endogenous Depth of Reasoning," and the axiomatic foundation has been superseded by the paper "Cost-Benefit Analysis in Reasoning."