April 6, 7 & 8


Program of the 2006 NSF/NBER Decentralization Conference
Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
April 6, 7, & 8

Frank H. Page, Jr. (C&BA, University of Alabama)
Jean-Marc Bonnisseau (Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, University Paris-1)
Hubert Kempf (Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, University Paris-1),
Sponsored by:
NSF, NBER, C&BA/EFLS University of Alabama,
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CES, CNRS, ADRES

Sessions will be held in Room 1, 12 place du Pantheon
(on the Pantheon Square in the 5th arrondissement)

  Thursday, April 6
9-10   Coffee
10-10:15   Welcome remarks by Cuong Le Van,
Head of the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne
  Chair: Bernard Cornet (, CERMSEM, Paris 1)
10:15-11   On Existence of Monotone Pure Strategy Equilibria in Bayesian Games
Phil Reny (, University of Chicago)
11-11:45   Existence of Nash Equilibrium in Competitive Nonlinear Pricing Games with Incomplete Information
Paulo K. Monteiro (, EPGE/FGV)
11:45-12:30   Arbitrage Networks
Jean-Pierre Zigrand (, LSE)
12:30-2   Lunch
  Chair: Frank H. Page, Jr. (, C&BA, Alabama)
2-2:45   Asset Pricing Implications of Social Networks
Han N. Ozsoylev (, Oxford)
2:45-3:30   Efficient Dynamic Allocation with Uncertain Valuations
Thomas Weber (, Stanford University)
3:30-4   Coffee
  Chair: John Ledyard (, HSS, Caltech)
4-4:45   Auctions with a Buy Price
John Wooders (, University of Arizona)
4:45-5:30   Asymmetric Auctions with Resale
Isa Hafalir (, Pennsylvania State University)
6-8   Reception
  Friday, April 7
9-10:15   Coffee
  Chair: Hubert Kempf (, EUREQua, Paris 1)
10:15-11   Consensus Building: How to Persuade a Group
Jean Tirole (, Toulouse)
11-11:45   Long Persuasion Games
Francoise Forges (, Paris, Dauphine)
11:45-12:30   Sharing Information in Web Communities
Gabrielle Demange (, EHESS, PSE)
12:30-2   Lunch
  Chair: Myrna H. Wooders (, Economics, Vanderbilt)
2-2:45   Core and Periphery in Endogenous Networks
Daniel Hojman (, Harvard University)
2:45-3:30   Evolutionary Mechanisms in Infinite Horizon Pure Exchange Economies
Antonio Manresa (, Universitat de Barcelona, CREB)
3:30-4   Coffee
  Chair: Lixin Ye (, Economics, Ohio State)
4-4:45   Internet Advertising and the Generalized Second Price Auction: Selling Billions of Dollars Worth of Keywords
Michael Ostrovsky (, Stanford University)
4:45-5:30   The Effect of Affiliation on Equilibrium Strategies in k-Double Auctions
Thomas A. Gresik (, University of Notre Dame)
8   Reception and Conference Dinner
  Saturday, April 8
8:30-9   Coffee
  Chair: Jean-Marc Bonnisseau (, CERMSEM, Paris 1)
9-9:45   Veto Constraint in Mechanism Design: Inefficiency with Correlated Types
Philippe Jehiel (, PSE and UCL)
9:45-10:30   Flexible Contracts
Jean-Marc Tallon (, EUREQua, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne)
10:30-11:15   Coffee
  Chair: Robert Becker (, Economics, Indiana)
11:15-12   Decentralized Price Discovery
John Ledyard (, HSS, Caltech)
12:-12:45   Bargaining Collectively
Hulya Eraslan (, University of Pennsylvania)