Ariel Rubinstein Home Page: Game Theory אריאל רובינשטיין

Ariel Rubinstein's Lab

Economic Theory,
Bounded Rationality,
Game Theory,
Experimental Economics.


(photo: Patrick Hamilton)

(photo: Ayala Arad)

Contact Information


Univ. of Cafes

 School of Economics, TAU

 Dept. of Economics, NYU


A Collection of my Nonacademic Articles



A protest T-shirt created by Leora Bilsky, me. and the font designer Yanek Iontef who had put our idea on print. See the entire collection.

 Ayala Arad & Golan Gertler

(creators and producers) Present: "Typical....."

An happy picture (photo: Disha Gupta)

My mother

© Ariel Rubinstein

(for all material in this site).
Site construction: solo me ....

My mottos for economists

(1) "I have not seen any paper in Economics which deserves more than 15 pages (probably even 10)".

(2) "A paper in Economics which is not rejected should not be published".

(3) Candidates for Phd in Econ. ask me:
"Why should we study at NYU
although we were admitted to Harvard?"  

My answer :

Postcasts in Hebrew








Academic Work

Vitae+All Articles

Sorted Publication List


Most Recent Papers

Failing to Correctly Aggregate Signals,
with Michele Piccione. pdf

Unilateral Stability in Matching Problems, with Michael Richter. pdf, on line

Making Predictions Based on Data:
Holistic and Atomistic Procedures.
with Jacob Glazer. pdf

Equilibrium in a Civilized Jungle.
with Kemal Yildiz. pdf

An étude in Modeling the Definability of Equilibrium.
with Kemal Yildiz. pdf

Holding a Group Together: Non-game-theory vs. Game-theory.
with Michael Richter. pdf

Story Builders.
with Jacob Glazer. pdf

Biased Preferences Equilibrium.
with Asher Wolisnky. pdf

The permissible and the forbidden,
with Michael Richter. pdf

Introspective papers, audios and videos:

2021-22 Marshall Lecture Interview

2022: The Marshall Society: Reflections of a Story Teller

Behavioral Science Uncovered - Podcast Episode (2020)

Dilemmas of An Economic Theorist"

An Interview on EconTalk (2011)

Comments on Economic Models, Economics and Economists: Remarks on Economics Rules by Dani Rodrik. pdf

Other Recent Papers

"Convex Preferences": a new definition, with Michael Richter. pdf

Multi-dimensional Reasoning in Games: Framework, Equilibrium and Applications, with Ayala Arad. pdf

Coordinating with a "Problem Solver", with Kobi Glazer. pdf

The People's Perspective on Libertarian-Paternalistic Policies, with Ayala Arad. pdf

NYU - Beer and Cheese

  My Experienced Advice to Grads in Econ. (2012)

  My obsession with cafes: a self-interview (2015)

 Experiments: Didactic Website

Me on myself (Hebrew)


Cafes where one can think

The Rubinstein's Atlas of Cafes where one can think

A List of Cafes where one can think

Cafe Poster
Ask for a free Cafe Poster

2013 ppt presentation

2019 ppt presentation

2013 2010
2007 2006

I have made it to Harvard

My career's pick

The University of Cafes

1/4 coffee, 3/4 water

My obsession with cafes: a self-interview (Beer & Cheese NYU2015)

An interview in About NYU

12/12/2015: My Dream Comes True -- I am reaching the Indian coffee House, Kolkata.

In the late Cafe Tamar, Tel Aviv : photo: Shlomit Carmel.

He and She (mainly) in Cafes













NYU Phd Micro entering class (previous years)








Books and Video Lectures

2023 update

For instructors ONLY!

A Request Form for 2023 Solution Manual.

The lecture notes for Visually impaired Students


Two versions

"he" version:

"she" version:

For instructors ONLY!

A Request Form for Solution Manual.

Martin & me,



Lecture Videos

The Marshall Lecture 2021-2

Models of Persuasion (Rosenthal's Lecture)

A Journey in the Wonderland of Neuroeconomics
Warwick  Hebrew Univ Moscow


  Directions in Modeling Bounded Rationality video

Heb Academic Videos

"On Committees"

"An Int. to the Economics of the Jungle"

 Studying Economics for 1st Degree?

   A radio-lecture on Game Theory

Me the Paparazzi

Meir Shalev

Avi Kushnir

Lady Gaga

David Bitan

Ham & Westfeldt

Pnina Rosenblum

Sofia Vergara

Zvika Pick

Miki Berkovitz



Mosaic of Life

My Father's Father's Book (1938)

A copy in Polish library


Book Kaddish

My favorite childhood song

My Family Roots

Family roots   my family

Bialystok04   My aunt's grave

The Snow of 1957

The Occupation

Let's get acquainted with occupation

West Bank 04 West bank 07 Susia 07

Interview in Arutz7

My lost window

The growing tree of (AEA) Knowledge (2013-4, "the artist": me)

Contracting workers

A Worker in TAU 


My Favorite Music these days:

My students on me

My Dear Phd Students: "The Real Me" pdf

Rani Spiegler on me Me on Rani Spiegler

* My favorite meals


It "almost" has been my last picture....



I became 2065551.

Sinai, Summer 1969


High School

Second Grade (Sokolov)

Me, TAU and Bank Hapoalim

me and

"Parashat Amiram Sivan"



 Between Jerusalem  and  New York


Between Berlin and NY



Moments of fame


Hide and Seek: An Episode from Numb3rs

6 Lectures in Beijing

3 Lectures in Moscow

Windes of Devon (Click for watching)

Watch on YouTube and change quality to HD. For better quality click here and wait patiently.

In 1976 I worked as a m1ddle-school teacher:

Shvavim 1 (Hebrew)   Shvavim 2 (Hebrew)

Jerusalem (and Brooklyn)

33 Ba'omer



My Past Poltical Views

A letter to Yedioth Achronot 29/12/1967

Kinderlach in Jerusalem


In 1977-9 I taught Math for Economists as a graduate student at the Hebrew Univ. The output were two books in Hebrew:

Basic course

A more advanced



Some Photos





Snow and Storm

NY 16

NY 11

Jerusalem 03





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