Pablo Montagnes’ research focuses on group decision making in a variety of settings, including elections and partnerships. His teaching interests and research approach center around game theory and positive political theory. His work has been supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Montagnes has coauthored numerous papers, including “Party Labels and Information: The Implications of Contagion in Co-election Environments,” which demonstrates that, relative to mid-term, in presidential elections a more ideologically moderate electorate produces a more extreme and polarized Senate. He also coauthored “Consistent Biases in Electoral Environments: Evidence from Entry and Exit of Senators.”
He has received several fellowships, including the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship, the Kellogg School of Management Fellowship, and the Merv Shalowitz Fellowship.
Montagnes received his PhD in managerial economics and strategy from Northwestern University, his MA in economics from the University of Toronto, and a BA with high honors in economics from Swarthmore College.
Montagnes joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.