BS '74 Math
Professor of Economics
University of California, San Diego
Joel Sobel is professor of economics at the University of California at San Diego. He does research in economic theory and studies game theoretic models of communication and signaling. Currently, he is interested in strategic communication and group decision making. He teaches undergraduate pre-business courses and graduate
classes in microeconomics.
He has served in a variety of administrative positions at UCSD. He has enjoyed extended leaves at many academic institutions Oxford, Caltech, UC Berkeley, UW Madison, Stanford, Barcelona, and Amsterdam/Rotterdam.
Sobel was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society in 1990 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in
2010. He is the recipient of Sloan and Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. At UCSD he has received both the Revelle College Social Science Teaching Award (Economics) and Management Science Teaching Award. He has served as co-editor of the American Economic Review and associate editor of several other journals. He is currently the editor of Econometrica. In addition, he is the author of numerous articles.
He earned an MA in economics and a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.