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Marco Serena, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +49-89-24246-5259
Fax: +49-89-24246-5299
Mail: marco.serena@tax.mpg.de

Room: M8.606

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Areas of Interest:

Microeconomic Theory, Contests, Political Economy, Information

 

Academic Résumé:

2016 – present: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

2012 – 2017: Ph.D. candidate in Economics (summa cum laude), Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

2010 – 2012: M.A. in Economics, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

2007 – 2009: M.A. in Economics (summa cum laude), Bocconi University, Milano, Italy

2004 – 2007: B.A. in Economics, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy

 

Personal Website:

https://sites.google.com/site/marcoserenaphd/

Peer Reviewed International Journals:

Serena, M. , 2017.  Sequential contests revisited.  Public Choice , 173(1-2), pp.  131 -144
Serena, M. , 2017.  Quality contests.  European Journal of Political Economy , 46, pp.  15 -25

Working papers:

Serena, M. , Biasing unbiased dynamic contests.  Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-06. 

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Mavridis, C.  and  Serena, M. , Complete Information Pivotal-Voter Model with Asymmetric Group Size.  Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-07. 

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Serena, M. , Level-k models rationalize overspending in contests.  Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-09. 

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Serena, M.  and  Corchón, L. , Properties of contests.  Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-10. 

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Serena, M. , A Level-k theory for private information games.  Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-12. 

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Serena, M.  and  Mavridis, C. , Costly voting under complete information. 
Serena, M. , Harnessing beliefs to stimulate efforts.  Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance No. 2018-11. 

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Academic Papers in Collected Volumes:

Serena, M.  and  Corchón, L. Contests Theory: a survey.  In:  Corchón, L.  and  Marini, M. A.  (eds.) Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization Cheltenam, UK and Northampton, MA,  Edward Elgar,  forthcoming.