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Rudiger, Jesper

Assistant Professor of Finance

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2012/2013, 2013/2014

Ph.D. Institution

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


Between 2009 and 2012 I worked on my Ph.D. at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (which I will defend in September 2012). My dissertation concerns information transmission with non-common priors, which I apply to analyse political bias in news markets. In addition, I have conducted experimental work to test how well subjects understand the nature of information transmission when information senders are biased.
I have taught courses in mathematics, econometrics, microeconomics and economics of information.
Apart from the above I have worked with programme evaluation and climate change indices in DARA, a Madrid-based organisation that evaluates humanitarian aid and climate change issues.
My research interests include information economics, subjective probability formation and decision theory. In particular I am interested in investigating the formation of “optimal” beliefs when utility is derived not only from outcomes but from anticipation as well as memories of outcomes. I hope to apply this line of thinking to analyse empirical issues, for instance how beliefs are formed about events such as climate change, which are generally poorly understood.
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