Pedro Jara

Current Position

Associate Professor at Departamento de Economía

Facultad de Administracion y Economia, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Research Interests

Primary: Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Expectational Coordination,

Mathematical Economics.

Secondary: Transportation Networks, Urban Economics, Transportation Economics.


2008 PhD in Economics at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Graduate Pro-

gramme APE, Paris School of Economics (PSE).

2008 PhD in Applied Mathematics at Universidad de Chile (Department of Mathematical Engineer-


2003 Master of Science in Transport Engineering, Universidad de Chile

2003 Mathematical Engineer, Universidad de Chile

Papers and publications

Expectational coordination in simple economic contexts: Concepts and analysis with emphasis on

strategic substitutabilities”, joint with Roger Guesnerie (2011) DOI: 10.1007/s00199-010-0556-8, ac-

cepted in Economic Theory.

A Two-Stage Model of R&D with Endogenous Timing in Quantity Competition” (2009) joint with L.


Rationalizability in games with a continuum of players” (2008) PSE Working Paper 2007-25. To

revise and resubmit to Games and Economic Behavior.

The Cournot Outcome as the Result of Price Competition” (2008) PSE Working Paper 2007-24.

A Land Use Equilibrium Model With Endogenous Incomes”, joint with A. Jofre and F. Martinez.

Working Progress

“Expectational Coordination and Rationalizability in Games with a Continuum of Players”

“Global Games and Strategic Substitutabilities”, joint work with R. Harrison.

“ A transit network equilibrium model”, joint work with E. Moreno and C. Cortes

“Electricity markets with capacity investments”, joint work with A. Jofre and R. Guesnerie

Refereeing Activities

Journal of Mathematical Economics, Transportation Science.

Fellowships and Awards

2006 – 2007 Attaché Temporaire Enseignement et Recherche (ATER) pour la Chaire “Théorie

économique et organisation sociale”, Collèege de France.

2004 – 2006 Doctoral Fellowship EIFFEL from the French Ministry of European and Foreign


2004 Doctoral Fellowship from the French Embassy in Chile and Conicyt.

2002 – 2003 Doctoral Fellowship from Facultad de Ciencias Fsicas y Matematicas at Universidad

de Chile

1995 Outstanding student, School of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad de Chile.


2009 Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Micro II, Game Theory

2009 Universidad de Chile, Game Theory (Master Level)

2002 Universidad de Chile, Transportation Networks (Master Level)

2001 – 2005 Universidad de Chile, Teaching Assistant in Game Theory (Master Level) (Dept. of

Math. Engineering’s 5th summer school), Transportation Networks (Master Level),

Optimization, Urban Economics (Master Level).

1997 – 1999 Universidad de Chile, Teaching Assistant in undergraduate courses: Calculus, EDO,

Algebra, Applied Mathematics.