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.

Prof. Mueller-Frank teaches global economics, managerial economics and cryptocurrency courses in the MiM, MBA, Executive MBA and other executive education programs.

Prof. Mueller-Frank’s research lies at the intersection between economic theory and mathematics. His areas of specialization include game theory, the economics of information and learning dynamics.

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

Areas of interest

* Economics of Information
* Social Networks


Journal Articles (refereed)

ARIELI, I., BABICHENKO, Y., MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2022). Naive learning through probability overmatching. Operations Research, 70 (6), 3420-3431. doi:10.1287/opre.2021.2202.
CHEN, Y.-C., MUELLER-FRANK, M., PAI, M. M. (2022). Continuous implementation with direct revelation mechanisms. Journal of Economic Theory, 201, Article 105422. doi:10.1016/j.jet.2022.105422.
KOREN, M., MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2022). The welfare costs of informationally efficient prices. Games and Economic Behavior, 131, 186-196. doi:10.1016/j.geb.2021.11.014.
ARIELI, I., MUELLER-FRANK, M. (2021). A General analysis of sequential social learning. Mathematics of Operations Research, 46 (4), 1235-1249. doi:10.1287/moor.2020.1093.
MUELLER-FRANK, M., NERI, C. (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.

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.