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Prof. Dr. Dezsö Szalay

E-Mail: szalay(at)uni-bonn.de
Telefon: + 49 228 73 3926
Homepage: https://www.econtheory.uni-bonn.de/de/team/prof.-dr.-dezsoe-szalay/prof.-dr.-dezsoe-szalay
Raum: 054
Institute: Department of Economics
Forschungsbereich: Research Area I
Geburtsdatum: 20.Sep 1969

Academic Career

2001

Dr. rer. pol., University of Mannheim

2001 - 2002

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Mannheim

2002 - 2006

Assistant Professor, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

2006 - 2008

Assistant Professor, University of Warwick, England, UK

2008

Associate Professor (tenured), University of Warwick, England, UK

Since 2009

Professor (W3), University of Bonn

Research Profile

I study problems of mechanism design with multiple dimensions of asymmetric information, with endogenous information, or both. In [1] and [2], information is endogenously acquired and then reported. Contracts that induce information acquisition increase the riskiness of choices. In the delegation problem in [1] this is achieved through eliminating compromising choices from an agent's choice set.
In [2], monetary payments are used to this end. In recent projects, we study information acquisition in problems of strategic information transmission.
In the taxation context studied in [3] individuals know their productivities in various jobs while the government does not. Redistribution between individuals of different abilities involves screening some individuals in and others out of the redistribution system. Ongoing work extends the techniques to the problem of technology choice for a regulated producer and to the problem of price discrimination of a multiproduct firm.

Selected Publications

[1] Dezsö Szalay
The economics of clear advice and extreme options
Rev. Econom. Stud. , 72: (4): 1173--1198
2005
[2] Dezsö Szalay
Contracts with endogenous information
Games Econom. Behav. , 65: (2): 586--625
2009
[3] Paul Beaudry, Charles Blackorby, Dezsö Szalay
Taxes and Employment Subsidies in Optimal Redistribution Programs
American Economic Review (99(1)): 216-242
2009

Publication List

MathSciNet Publication List (external link)

RePEc Publication List (external link)

Awards

1996

German Research Foundation Scholarship

1998

Swiss Science National Foundation Scholarship

2005

FAME Publication Award

2009

Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review

2013

Fellow of CEPR (Industrial Organization Programme)

Selected Invited Lectures

2001

WZB Berlin, University of Bonn

2002

University of Munich

2003

ESSET Gerzensee, University College of London

2004

ESSET Gerzensee

2005

Gremaq Toulouse, University of Essex, University of Southampton, University of Warwick, University of Zürich, University of Grenoble

2006

University of Warwick, University of Frankfurt

2007

Universities of Basel, Zürich, Oxford, St. Gallen, University College of London, Max Planck Institute Bonn, ESSET Gerzensee

2008

University of Mannheim, Carlos III University of Madrid, ESSET Gerzensee

2009

HEC Lausanne, London Business School, University of Frankfurt, London School of Economics, ESSET Gerzensee, EIEF Rome, European University Institute Florence

2010

Tinbergen Institute Rotterdam, UPF, University of Maastricht, PSE, Max Planck (Bonn), HECER Helsinki, Warwick, Zürich, University of Minnesota, Kellogg (Northwestern), Oxford, Munich

2011

WZB Berlin, Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Napels

2013

Dice (Düsseldorf)

2014

Oxford, Copenhagen

2015

PSE

2016

Columbia, Crest (Paris), Zürich, St. Gallen

Selected PhD students

João Viera Montez (2007): “Three Essays in Incomplete Contracts”,
now Assistant Professor, London Business School, England, UK

Inga Deimen (2016): “Essays on information and communication in Microeconomic Theory”,
now Postdoc, University of Bonn

Supervised Theses

  • Diplom theses: 12, currently 3
  • PhD theses: 7, currently 2
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