Carbonell-Nicolau, Oriol


Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University. He holds a B.S. from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Ph.D. from New York University. His research is concerned with public economic theory and game theory. His current research in public economic theory is concerned with the characterization of tax structures that reduce income inequality and polarization. His work on game theory studies the properties of various equilibrium concepts in games with general type and action spaces and provides simple conditions that can be used to determine equilibrium existence in applied work.

Selected Publications

  • "Inequality, bipolarization, and tax progressivity," with Humberto Llavador, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.

  • "Inequality reducing properties of progressive income tax schedules: The case of endogenous income," with Humberto Llavador, Theoretical Economics, 2018​.​

  • "On the existence of Nash equilibrium in Bayesian games," with Richard McLean, Mathematics of Operations Research, 2018.