Igor Letina

I am an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the University of Bern and a Research Affiliate at CEPR.

My research focuses on applied microeconomic theory, in particular the questions related to economics of innovation and contest design.

Email: igor.letina@vwi.unibe.ch

Curriculum Vitae (May 2020)

Working papers


  1. Designing Dynamic Research Contests
    with Jean-Michel Benkert
    AEJ: Microeconomics, forthcoming
    [Working Paper]

  2. Delegating Performance Evaluation
    with Shuo Liu and Nick Netzer
    Theoretical Economics, 2020, Vol. 15(2), pp. 477–509

  3. Inducing Variety: A Theory of Innovation Contests
    with Armin Schmutzler
    International Economic Review, 2019, Vol. 60(4), pp. 1757-1780
    [Working Paper]

  4. Optimal Search from Multiple Distributions with Infinite Horizon
    with Jean-Michel Benkert and Georg Nöldeke
    Economics Letters, 2018, Vol. 164, pp. 15-18
    [Working Paper]

  5. The Road not Taken: Competition and the R&D Portfolio
    RAND Journal of Economics, 2016, Vol. 47(2), pp. 433–460
    [Online Appendix][Working Paper]