Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics

Summer 2009 Workshop

 

 

Segment 6: Psychology and Economics 7.0

August 3, 4 and 5

Organized by Doug Bernheim, Stanford University; Vince Crawford, University of California, San Diego; David Laibson, Harvard University and Ulrike Malmendier, University of California, Berkeley.

 
 

 

The session will meet in Newhall Conference Center located in Littlefield Center, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

 

Here is the map to the building.

 

 

 

Monday, August 3, 2009

8:30 Breakfast

9.00 - 9.45 Mental Accounting and Small Windfalls: Evidence from an Online Grocer presented by John Beshears, Harvard University and Katherine Milkman, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

9.45 - 10.30 An Empirical Analysis of Biases in Cigarette Addiction presented by Matthew R.Levy, University of California, Berkeley.

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee

11.00 - 11.45 Estimating Time Preference Parameters from Convex Budgets presented by James Andreoni, University of California, San Diego and co-authored with Charles Sprenger, also University of California, San Diego.

11.45 - 12.30 Social Preferences and the Efficiency of Bilateral Exchange presented by Daniel Benjamin, Cornell University.

12.30 - 2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 2.45 Measuring Attention and Strategic Behavior in Zero-Sum “Groucho Marx” Betting Games presented by Isabelle Brocas, University of Southern California and Stephanie W. Wang, California Institute of Technology and co-authored with Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology and Juan Carillo, University of Southern California

2.45 - 3.30 Information Projection: Model and Applications presented by Kristof Madarasz, London School of Economics.

6.00 Dinnertime discussion during a BBQ served on Stanford Campus.

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

8.30 Breakfast

9.00 - 9.45 Imperfect Memory and Choice Under Risk presented by Daniel Gottlieb, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

9.45 - 10.30 Image versus Information presented by Nageeb Ali, University of California, San Diego and co-authored by Roland Benabou, Princeton University.

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee

11.00 - 11.45 Search and Satisficing presented by Andrew Caplin and Mark Dean, both New York University and co-authored with Daniel Martin, New York University.

11.45 - 12.30 Identification and Estimation of Level-k Auctions presented by Benjamin Gillen, University of California, San Diego.

12.30 - 2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 2.45 Effecting Cooperation presented by Andrew Postlewaite, University of Pennsylvania and co-authored with Olivier Compte, Paris School of Economics.

2.45 - 3.30 New York City Cabdrivers’ Labor Supply Revisited: Reference-Dependent Preferences with Rational-Expectations Targets for Hours and Income presented by Juanjuan Meng, University of California, San Diego and co-authored by Vince Crawford, University of California, San Diego.

3.30 - 4.00 Coffee

4.00 - 4.45 The Neurobiology of Self-Control presented by Antonio Rangel, California Institute of Technology.

7.00 Dinnertime discussion at Straits Restaurant.

 

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

8.30 Breakfast

9.00 - 9.45 Unemployed but Optimistic: Optimal Insurance Design with Biased Beliefs presented by Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics.

9.45 - 10.30 Commitment Contracts presented by Philip Bond and Gustav Sigurdsson, both University of Pennsylvania.

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee

11.00 - 11.45 Other-Regarding Preferences in General Equilibrium presented by Joel Sobel, University of California, San Diego and co-authored with Martin Dufwenberg, University of Arizona, Tucson; Paul Heidhues, University of Bonn and CEPR; Georg Kirchsteiger, ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, CEPR and CESifo, and Frank Riedel, Bielefeld University.

11.45 - 12.30 Exposure to Ideology and Distributional Preferences presented by Shachar Kariv, University of Clifornia, Berkeley and co-authored with Raymond Fisman, Columbia University and Daniel Markovits, Yale University.

12.30 - 2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 2.45 Field and Online Experiments on Procrastination and Willpower presented by Gary Charness, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2.45 - 3.30 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime: Peer Effects in Charitable Solicitation presented by Jonathan Meer, Texas A&M University.

 

 

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