Associate Professor of Economics

• Ph.D. in Economics, Northwestern University
• M.A. in Economics, Northwestern University
• Degree in Economics, University of Bonn

Manuel Mueller-Frank is an associate professor in the Department of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics at Northwestern University and holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Bonn.

His areas of specialization include the economics of information and social network theory. Prof. Mueller-Frank’s research mainly focuses on the impact of social interaction on information diffusion, aggregate learning and the evolution of behavior.

Prof. Mueller-Frank’s research is published in leading academic journals such as Review of Economic Studies, Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, and American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.

Areas of interest

* Economics of Information
* Social Networks


Journal Articles (refereed)

NERI, C., MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2021). A General analysis of boundedly rational learning in social networks. Theoretical Economics, 16 (1), 317-357. doi:10.3982/TE2974.
MUELLER-FRANK, M., MOSSEL, E., SLY, A., TAMUZ, O. (2020). Social learning equilibria. Econometrica, 88 (3), 1235 - 1267. doi:
ARIELI, I., MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2019). Multidimensional Social Learning. Review of Economic Studies, 86 (3), 913 - 940. doi:10.1093/restud/rdy029.
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2018). Local Openness: Characterization of a Robustness Concept for Generic Sets in Function Spaces. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 79, 173 - 178. doi:10.1016/j.jmateco.2017.10.004.
ARIELI, I., MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2017). Inferring Beliefs from Actions. Games and Economic Behavior, 102, 455 - 461. doi:10.1016/j.geb.2017.01.014.
MUELLER-FRANK, M., PAI, M. M. (2016). Social Learning with Costly Search. American Economic Journal-Microeconomics, 8 (1), 83 - 109. doi:10.1257/mic.20130253.
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2014). Does One Bayesian Make a Difference? Journal of Economic Theory, 154, 423 - 452. doi:10.1016/j.jet.2014.09.005.
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2013). A General Framework for Rational Learning in Social Networks. Theoretical Economics, 8 (1), 1 - 40. doi:10.3982/TE1015.

Articles in other publications

MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2020). Globalization, diversification and COVID-19. #IESEconomics.
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2020). Globalización, diversificación y COVID-19. IESEconomics.


MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2021). Política monetaria no convencional posterior a la crisis financiera del 2007-2008. IESE, ECON-423.
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2021). Unconventional Monetary Policy After the Financial Crisis of 2007/2008. IESE, ECON-423-E.
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2021). The Turkish Lira Crisis of 2018. IESE, ECON-422-E.
MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2021). La crisis de la lira turca del 2018. IESE, ECON-422.