Rodrigo Velez

Professor, Economics

Rodrigo Velez



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Rodrigo A. Velez’s research focuses on market design, algorithmic game theory and behavioral economic theory. His most recent works on behavioral mechanism design, inform the design of economic institutions with regularities observed in laboratory experiments and empirical data.

Velez received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester, an M. Sc. in Mathematics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Medellin, where he is originally from; and bachelor's degrees in Economics from EAFIT and Civil Engineering from EIA.

Velez teaches graduate and undergraduate microeconomic theory. Before joining UTSA in 2023, he was an assistant and then an associate professor of Economics at Texas A&M University.

Research Interests

  • Market Design
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Behavioral Economic Theory


  • Ph.D. University of Rochester
  • M.Sc. Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • B.A. EAFIT
  • B.Eng. EIA


  • "Sequential preference revelation in incomplete information settings," with Jim Schummer, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2021.
  • "Fair rent division on a budget," with Ariel Procaccia and Dingli Yu, AAAI-18: Proc. 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Feb 2018.
  • "Fairness and externalities," Theoretical Economics, Vol. 11, 2016, pp. 381-410.
  • "Sincere and sophisticated players in an equal-income market," Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 157, 2015, pp. 1114-1129.
  • "Are incentives against economic justice?," Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 146, 2011, pp. 326-345.