Itai received his PhD in Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Center for the Study of Rationality (2010).

During 2010–2012, Itai was a post-doctorate research fellow at the Nuffield College University of Oxford.

Itai Joined the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion in 2012 as an assistant professor.

Itai's research spans aspects of game theory, including equilibrium theory, learning in games, evolutionary game theory, and Bayesian learning in social networks.

Selected Publications


``Infinite Sequential Games with Perfect but Incomplete Information,'' (with Yehuda "John" Levy) International Journal of Game Theory. 40 (2) p. 207-213, 2011.

``Rationalizability in Continuous Games,'' Journal of Mathematical Economics. 46 (5) p. 212-224, 2010

``Average Testing and Pareto Efficiency,'' (with Yakov BabichenkoJournal of Economic Theory 147 p. 2376-2398, 2012.

"Determinacy of Games with Stochastic Eventual Perfect Monitoring(with Yehuda "John" Levy ) Games and Economic Behavior Volume 91, May 2015, Pages 166–185 .

"Transfer implementation in congestion games" Dynamic Games and Applications June 2015, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 228-238.

"The Logic of Backward Induction" (with Robert J. AumannJournal of Economic Theory, Volume 159, Part A, September 2015, Pages 443–464. 

"Stochastic Learning Dynamics and Speed of Convergence in Population Games" (with H. Peyton Young ) Econometrica,  2016, VOLUME 84, ISSUE 2.

Random Extensive Form Games (with Yakov Babichenko) Journal of Economic Theory Volume 166, November 2016, Pages 517–535.

Inferring Beliefs from Actions (with Manuel Mueller-Frank) Games and Economic Behavior. Volume 102, March 2017, Pages 455–461.

Payoff Externalities and Social Learning Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 104, July 2017, Pages 392-410.

Sequential Commitment Games (with Yakov Babichenko and Moshe TennenholtzGames and Economic Behavior, Vol 105, September 2017, Pages 297-315.

Robust Forecast Aggregation (with Yakov Babichenko and   Rann SmorodinskyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2018, 115(52), E12135-E12143.

Multidimensional Social Learning (with Manuel Mueller-FrankReview of Economic Studies  Volume 86, Issue 3, May 2019, Pages 913–940.

Private Bayesian Persuasion (with Yakov BabichenkoJournal of Economic Theory,  Volume 182, July 2019, Pages 185-217.

The Speed of Innovation Diffusion in Social Networks (with Yakov BabichenkoRon Peretz, and Peyton Young) Accepted for publication at Econometrica.

Identifiable Information Structures (with Yakov Babichenko and   Rann Smorodinsky) Accepted for publication at Games and Economic Behavior.

A General Analysis of Sequential Social Learning (with Manuel Mueller-Frank) Accepted at Mathematics of Operations Research.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Forecast Aggregation (with Yakov Babichenko and   Rann Smorodinsky) EC 2017

Simple Approximate Equilibria in Games with Many Players (with Yakov Babichenko)  EC 2017.

The Crowdfunding Game (with Moran Koren and Rann Smorodinsky) WINE 2017.

The One-Shot Crowdfunding Game (with Moran Koren and Rann Smorodinsky) EC 2018.

Working Paper

Feasible Joint Posterior Beliefs (with Yakov Babichenko, Fedor Sandomirskiy, and Omer Tamuz

Optimal Persuasion via Bi-Pooling (with Yakov BabichenkoRann Smorodinsky, and Takuro Yamashita)

Robust Non-Bayesian Social Learning (with Yakov Babichenko and Segev Shlomov)

Naive learning through probability matching (with Yakov Babichenko and Manuel Mueller-Frank)

When is the Crowd Wise? (with Yakov Babichenko and   Rann Smorodinsky)

Bayesian Learning in Markets with Common Value (with Moran Koren and Rann Smorodinsky


Bayesian Learning. Social Networks. Evolutionary Game Theory. Population Games.

Contact Info

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