Ariel Rubinstein Home Page: Game Theory אריאל רובינשטיין

Ariel Rubinstein's Lab

in Economic Theory, Bounded Rationality, Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Choice Theory.


(photo: Patrick Hamilton)

Olives, Palestine and me (photo: Medad Gotlieb)

Contact Information


Univ. of Cafes

 School of Economics, TAU

 Dept. of Economics, NYU

A Collection of my Nonacademic Articles



 Ayala Arad & Golan Gertler

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

Me on myself (Hebrew)


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(2) "A paper in Economics which is not rejected should not be published".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



Academic Work

Vitae+All Articles

Sorted Publication List


Most Recent Papers

Real People Aggregating Signals:
An Experiment and a Short Story.

with Michele Piccione. pdf

People 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

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 Videos lectures

2020 update

For instructors ONLY!

A Request Form for 2020 Solution Manual.

The lecture notes for Visually impaired Students


from the publisher:

"he" version:

"she" version:

Instructors only!: Ask for a Solution manual .

Martin & me,



Lecture Videos

The Marshall Lecture 2021-2

Models of Persuasion (Rosenthal's Lecture)

My Personal Journey in the Wonderland of Neuroeconomics
Warwick  Hebrew Univ Moscow


  Directions in Modeling Bounded Rationality video

Heb Videos/Postcasts

"On Committees"

"An Int. to the Economics of the Jungle"

 Studying Economics for 1st Degree?

  On (parts of) the Israeli Academia

  A radio-lecture on Game Theory




Mosaic of Life

My Father's Father's Book (1938)


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)

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My Photo (Click F11 for a better view)

* Jerusalem



Kinderlach in Jerusalem 2021


Purim 14

33 Ba'omer 11

33 Ba'omer 06

Chanukah 00

Brooklyn 13


Me the Paparazzi

Sofia Vergara

Lady Gaga, NY Oct 21, 2016

John Ham &
Jennifer Westfeldt

Pnina Rosenblum

Avi Kushnir

Zvika Pick

Haim Revivo

Eli Yishai

* Old Collection

My old bird





An old collection

* Snow and Storm in NY
16 14
13 11




* Some Trips

Valparaiso 16

Kolkata 15

Bushwick 15

York 13

Mumbai 13

Devon 12

Vermont 13

Gerzensee 10

Lod (IL) 08

Icelnad 07

Vietnam 07

Heidelberg 03 and 16


Jaser El Zarka (IL) 02

Princeton 99 (my 1st pictures)






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