Dr. Gabriele Camera

Dr. Gabriele Camera

Economic Science Institute
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Expertise: Applied Theory; Experimental Economics; Macroeconomics; Monetary Economics; Search Theory;
Office Location: Wilkinson Hall 108
Phone: 714-628-2806
University of Urbino, Bachelor of Science
Miami University, Master of Arts
University of Iowa, Ph.D.


Gabriele Camera is Professor of Economics and Finance. His research spans several areas, including economic theory, experimental economics, industrial organization, labor economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics. His current research focuses on studying the role of institutions in supporting cooperation in society, especially in situations where decision makers may be tempted to behave opportunistically, may not trust each other, and are unable to form stable partnerships. Professor Camera’s research has been published in a variety of high-profile international academic journals, including Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, and has received international media coverage.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Camera G., and J. Kim. Equilibrium wage rigidity in directed search. Journal of Mathematical Economics (forthcoming)
Camera, G., and M. Casari (2018). Monitoring institutions in indefinitely repeated games. Experimental Economics 21, 673–691.
Camera, G. (2017). A perspective on electronic alternatives to traditional currencies. Sveriges Riksbank Eco-nomic Review 1, 126-148.
Camera, G., and A. Gioffrè (2017). Asymmetric social norms. Economics Letters 152, 27–30.
Camera G., and J. Kim. Dynamic directed search (2016). Economic Theory 62(1), 131-154.
Camera, G., Casari, M., and S. Bortolotti (2016). An experiment on retail payments systems. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 48(2–3), 363-392.
Camera, G., and Y. Chien. 2016. Two monetary models with alternating markets. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 48(5), 1051–1064.
Camera, G., and M. Casari (2014). The coordination value of monetary exchange: experimental evidence. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 6(1), 290-314.
Camera, G., and A. Gioffrè (2014). A tractable analysis of contagious equilibria. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 50, 290-300.
Kim, J. and G. Camera (2014). Uniqueness of equilibrium in directed search models. Journal of Economic Theory 151, 248-267.
Camera, G., and A. Gioffrè (2014). Game-theoretic foundations of monetary equilibrium. Journal of Monetary Economics 63, 51-63.
Camera, G., and J. Kim (2013). Buyer's Equilibrium with Capacity Constraints and Restricted Mobility: a Recursive Approach. Economics Letters, 118, 321–323.
Camera, G., M. Casari, and M. Bigoni (2013). Binding promises and cooperation among strangers. Economics Letters, 118, 459-461.
Bigoni, M., G. Camera, G., and M. Casari (2013). Strategies of cooperation and punishment among students and clerical workers. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Camera, G., M. Casari, and M. Bigoni (2013). Experimental Markets with Frictions. Journal of Economic Surveys, 27 (3), 536–553.
G. Camera, M. Casari, M. Bigoni (2013). Money and trust among strangers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1301888110
Camera, G., M. Casari, and M. Bigoni (2012). Cooperative strategies in anonymous economies: an experiment. Games and Economic Behavior, 75, 570–586