Luciano Pomatto
California Institute of Technology

I am a professor of economics at Caltech. My research is in microeconomic theory, mainly on choice under risk and un­cer­tain­ty, theories of atten­tion and information acquisition, fore­ca­sting, and Bayesian epistemology.

I graduated from Northwestern University, where I was ad­vised by Alvaro Sandroni, and before Caltech, I spent a year as a post­doctoral fellow at the Cowles Foundation, Yale.

My curriculum vitae.

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Working Papers

  1. Solving rational inattention problems
    with Alexander Bloedel and Tommaso Denti

    In preparation.


  1. Monotone additive statistics
    with Xiaosheng Mu, Philipp Strack, and Omer Tamuz
    Econometrica, accepted.
  2. Background risk and small-stakes risk aversion
    with Xiaosheng Mu, Philipp Strack and Omer Tamuz
    American Economic Review: Insights, forthcoming.
  3. The cost of information: The case of constant marginal costs
    with Philipp Strack, and Omer Tamuz
    American Economic Review, 2023.
  4. Stable matching under forward-induction reasoning
    Theoretical Economics, 2022.
  5. Model and predictive uncertainty: A foundation for smooth ambiguity preferences
    with Tommaso Denti
    Econometrica, 2022.
  6. Twofold multiprior preferences and failures of contingent reasoning
    with Federico Echenique, Masaki Miyashita, Yuta Nakamura, and Jamie Vinson
    Journal of Economic Theory, 2022.
  7. From Blackwell dominance in large samples to Rényi divergences and back again
    with Xiaosheng Mu, Philipp Strack, and Omer Tamuz
    Econometrica, 2021.
  8. Testable forecasts
    Theoretical Economics, 2021.
  9. Aggregate risk and the Pareto principle
    with Nabil Al-Najjar
    Journal of Economic Theory, 2020.
  10. Stochastic dominance under independent noise
    with Philipp Strack and Omer Tamuz
    Journal of Political Economy, 2020.
  11. An abstract law of large numbers
    with Nabil Al-Najjar
    Sankhya, Series A, 2020.
  12. An axiomatic theory of inductive inference
    with Alvaro Sandroni
    Philosophy of Science, 2018.
  13. Choice under aggregate risk
    with Nabil Al-Najjar
    Theory and Decision, 2016.
  14. Claim validation
    with Nabil Al-Najjar and Alvaro Sandroni
    American Economic Review, 2014.
  15. Merging and testing opinions
    with Nabil Al-Najjar and Alvaro Sandroni
    Annals of Statistics, 2014.


Luciano Pomatto, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences,
Baxter Hall, 214. 1200 E California Blvd, CA, 91125.