California Institute of Technology, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

November 3-5, 1995

Organizers: John Ledyard & Scott Page

For additional information contact: Sheryl Cobb (sjc@hss.caltech.edu)
All talks were held in the Beckman Institute Auditorium in the Beckman Institute Building on the Caltech campus.

Thursday, Nov. 2


5 - 9 pm Rathskellar, Athenaeum

Friday, November 3

8 - 8:30 am Coffee and rolls, Beckman Institute Courtyard

AM Session

Hsueh-Ling Huynh, AT&T Laboratories
"On a Simple, Static Model of Migration, Part I: General Theory"

John Conley, University of Illinois and Myrna Wooders, University of Toronto
"Taste-homogeneity of Optimal Jurisdictions in a Tiebout Economy with Crowding Types"

Patrick Legros, Cornell University
"Complementarities, Minimum Outside Option and Segregation in Production"


PM Session

Thomas Gresik, Pennsylvania State University
"Information Sharing Among Asymmetrically Informed Governments"

Steven Matthews, Northwestern University
"Incremental Voluntary Contribution Games"

Leonid Hurwicz, University of Minneapolis
(about an Aspect of the Coase Theorem)


6 pm Yujean Kang's in Pasadena Old Town

Saturday, Nov. 4

8 - 8:30 am Coffee and rolls, Beckman Institute Courtyard

AM Session

Rafael Rob, University of Pennsylvania
"The Frequency and Pricing of Product Innovations"

Deborah Minehart, Boston University
"The No-Regret Property and the Decentralized Sharing of Information"

Peter Klibanoff, Northwestern University
"A Theory of Decentralization based on Limited Commitment"


PM Session

Stefan Reichelstein, UC Berkeley and Universitat Wien
Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University and Indian Statistical Institute
"Incentives and Coordination in Hierarchies"

Eric Maskin, Harvard University
"Information and Incentives in M-form and U-form Organizations"

James Jordan, University of Minnesota
"Classification Dynamics in the Theory of Decisions and Organizations"

Cocktail Party

5 - 7 pm Judy Library, Baxter Hall

Sunday, Nov. 5

8 - 8:30 am Coffee and rolls, Beckman Institute Courtyard

AM Session

Barton Lipman, Queen's University
"Decision Theory Without Logical Omniscience: Toward an Axiomatic Framework for Bounded Rationality"

Eric Friedman, Duke University and Scott Shenker, Xerox PARC
"Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning by Responsive Learning Automata"

Paolo Ghirardato, Calif. Institute of Technology
"On Ignorance and Dynamic (In)consistency"